There’s an old metaphor people sometimes use to describe relationships. They say relationships are like a checking account.
You make deposits when you do something nice or meaningful for your man. When you need something from him, that’s like making a withdrawal. It’s a simple analogy that mostly works.
Mostly. But here’s the problem with it.
People don’t really keep tabs on how often you do something nice for them. In fact, people are more likely to remember negative encounters than positive ones!
That’s not great news if you’re hoping a sweet gesture today will win you a favor tomorrow.
But fear not. There’s another way to get your guy to do what you want.
In a classic study dating all the way back to the 1970’s, researchers uncovered a strategy that consistently motivates others to fulfill YOUR requests.
No, it’s not magic. It’s not manipulation, either. It’s something far more simple. Plus, you can put this strategy to work in your relationship today.
If you want something from your partner, give him a REASON to act.
I know. It sounds insanely obvious. In fact, you’ve probably tried variations of this approach, yourself. But there are a couple of secrets to making it work every time.
The key is a two-prong approach – one thing you should avoid, and one thing you should include.