It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions by Josh Wolf

By Josh Wolf

Josh Wolf--one of the celebs and writers of Chelsea Lately and After Lately--delivers a hilarious selection of essays that reminds us all what it takes to beat fatherhood with no sacrificing manhood.

Struggling to make it as a stand-up comedian didn't constantly healthy with being a unmarried mother or father. yet Josh discovered his personal set of rules--through trial and (frequent) mistakes. Early deciding on up little ones from college? The close by strip membership is a smart position to kill time and bond with a few like-minded dads. desire a drunken heart-to-heart together with your son? First make certain there's no Sharpie round for those who move out. puzzling over the place to take that distinctive anyone on the finish of the evening? keep in mind that no sane lady may have intercourse with you in a one-bedroom condo the place your children are sleeping--even in case you promise to be rather, quite quiet.

Whether it's revealing the secrets and techniques to unlimited hookups (hint: it's unmarried mothers) and taking away your children's buddies that you simply can't stand (hint: it's not unmarried moms), or blackmailing PTA individuals and ignoring future health codes, Josh is bound to impart a few parenting knowledge alongside the best way. Or at the least have fun making an attempt.

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Is the Problem Clear to You? If yes, If no, State your problem to your partner, Can your partner help you clarify the get confirmation that it is under- problem by discussing it? stood, and proceed to Step II. If yes, Discuss problem until it is defined, then proceed to Step II. ” If no, Do it yourself by: 1. Doing the Problem Inventory (Chapter 2, page 61). 2. If still unclear, read Chapter 2, Define and Communicate the Problem (page 51). 3. If still unclear, do the Clarifying Your Wants Exercise (Chapter 5, page 181).

Hurt feelings, upsets, and even rage can result. When you feel very confused or more upset than the problem warrants, you and your partner have probably developed a secret expectation, or unconscious set of “shoulds,” that can be one of the major reasons problems between couples do not get solved. The exercises that accompany the Negotiation Tree will help you understand what secret expectations are, how they develop, and what to do about them. When your secret expectations are no longer secret, the source of many mysterious and confusing upsets in your relationship will be astoundingly clear.

34 How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free Cooperative Problem Solving also motivates you and your partner to participate equally and actively in resolving struggles because the goal of Cooperative Problem Solving is always to develop a solution that is completely satisfying to both of you. Cooperative Problem Solving minimizes confusion by teaching you specific options, such as how to clarify and communicate the problem, how to make sure your partner is equally involved, and what to do when your partner doesn’t want to cooperate.

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