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Pushy or passive?

From a reader: We are friends-only now. Before we were kind of dating and flirting. We definitely like each other, but his ex came back into the picture. He said he needed time and that he is not ready for a relationship so I did not contact him for three weeks but then we began […]

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Waiting for a Call

Question from a reader: Hi There. I have a friend with whom I have wonderful conversations on the phone. When SHE phones, we often talk for hours, and when we talk I feel like we are close friends due to the nature of what we discuss and the length and intensity of the conversations. However, […]

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“How To Say It” Series

The “We Need to Talk” division of A Sound Match helps you manage your dates, significant others and all kinds of personal relationships with practical tips and advice. The “How To Say It” Series suggests how to calmly start a difficult conversation and walk away feeling relieved. Intimidated by an upcoming talk? Make your approach, […]

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Build a fort. Start talking.

Without exception, every breakup story I hear has to do with a breakdown in communication. A while back I wrote a post urging couples to supervise their relationships. Have scheduled talks that I call “The Huong Phat.” While this concept freaks out most every man I know, my response is “so what?” Would you rather […]

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Ambiguity is a silent relationship-killer

Ask me anything, if you do not understand me. I’ll try my best to be clear and honest with you. Why is it so hard for you to return the favor so that I can get clarity about what’s going on between us? Do not give me hints. Do not force me to decode the […]

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Find Meaningful Relationships in Unexpected Places – Take A Sound Match To Go

I recently heard a conference panelist complain that he didn’t know half of the “friends” in his network.  He wanted the ability to discover the one or two people that would add meaning to his life.  I practically jumped out of my seat and screamed “I can help you do that!”  But I kept my […]

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A Notecard to play

Happy New Year. To play an hour’s worth of the music I loved listening to in 2008, click the notecard.  Enjoy. ~ Lynne [The image opens a web page on Rhapsody.  For instant free listening, click the “play now” link below the sign-in section.]

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A visual to help understand your compatibility with others

The image above illustrates A Sound Match’s compatibility system. You are more likely to be compatible with someone who lands near you on the spectrum. After you take the quiz, your Music Personality is revealed on the website and inside our welcome email. Are you a Diamond in the Rough, Heart of Gold, Shining Star […]

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My 5 Relationship Showstoppers

My boyfriend and I broke up a few weeks ago. The relationship was ten months old and I was in love. Although it felt like torture, I could not ignore that abrupt and sad moment when I realized the likelihood was slim that our relationship could survive. How did I know the time had come? […]

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We’re back up

Thankfully … and not without learning important lessons. More stability to come in following weeks. L.

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