Interview with Teresa Petersen Mendoza
Originally Published on the How to Win A Man’s Heart Website
1. Can too much honesty negatively affect a relationship especially when you have just started seeing the other person? How much of the past and even the present should you reveal to the man you are dating? Should you share details like cheating in the previous relationship, the fact you are currently seeing a therapist or you are a recovering alcoholic etc?
Some of our subscribers have been too honest and in the process lost out on many men because it freaked them out. Can you share your thoughts on how women can balance the fine line between honesty and giving themselves the chance to date men and pursue a long term committed relationship?
So many women rush into the long-term committed stage of the relationship without learning about the men they are dating. It’s like trying to skip to the middle of a new book. You lose context. The beginning of a relationship is about getting to know the person you are with. Are they trustworthy? Will they still be around in a few months? Chemistry is great – fantastic – what about your personal values, life goals and desire for family? Just the same as character development in a story, i you skip to the middle of the book, you don’t really know who the person is. [Read more…]