Teaching any sort of thing to the object of your affection is a great way to make them hate spending time with you. In my new book, Finding Mr. Brightside, Abram takes the risk by trying to instruct the un-instructable Juliette how to play tennis. It pays off, sort of, but only because he employs many of the below tips in his teachings.
How to teach the thing you love to the one you love (without them hating you):
Don’t sound too authoritarian. Unless you want to answer a series of unanswerable questions, like, “Why are you being aggressive toward me when I’m just a beginner?” and “Aren’t we supposed to be having fun?”Read More