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How to make up


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How to make up

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If you’ve been in a relationship for any length of time, chances are you’ve been the recipient of the evil eye, the silent treatment or, worse, you’ve been relegated to the couch — all forms of the dreaded doghouse.
While you’re bound to make the occasional relationship slip-up, it’s how you deal with those sticky situations that can mean the difference between sleeping with her and sleeping with the dog. No wonder canines are called man’s best friend.
No matter what the misdeed, however, the key for you to stay out of the doghouse is to own up and move on. Having acknowledged your relationship blunder and apologized (if necessary), she has no right to punish you. If that doesn’t work, a kiss should shut her up and help you stay out of the doghouse.
That being said, there are specific recourses to follow depending on the situation, so the next time you fall off the wagon and wind up upsetting her, here’s a guide of how to stay on her good side.
 
You get caught checking out another woman
Sure, it’s human nature to notice a beautiful woman. The key for you to stay out of the doghouse is to avoid looking at the target like a sex object; in other words: Keep your head screwed on straight and your mouth closed. If you do get caught staring, instead of immediately jumping to the defensive (which will only get her riled up even more), admit it. There’s no need to grovel or beg forgiveness over such a mild misdemeanour (it’s not your fault you have testosterone surging through your veins) and it’s not like she doesn’t sneak peeks.
Either acknowledge that you’re “busted” and laugh it off or admit to what caught your eye about her. Keep the observance as unsexual as possible and be sure to steer clear of crude associations like her “jugs” and “booty,” even if she is stacked like Dolly Parton.
 
You show up an hour late without a phone call
The basketball game goes into overtime and it completely slips your mind that you had plans with your significant other. Don’t panic. Before you pick up the phone or show up at her house with your tail between your legs, remember that your girlfriend has been sitting at home for the last hour worried sick and calling your cell every two minutes. Women are worriers that way.
The easy thing to do to stay out of the doghouse would be to lie, the only problem is it’s dishonest and you’re likely to get caught — and lying is so much worse than being late. Instead, tell her the truth. Don’t sugarcoat it or downplay it, just explain that you “lost track of time” and apologize sincerely. Be penitent, but don’t grovel. It was an innocent mistake, one that you’re never planning to do again.
 
You forget her birthday or an anniversary
If it were up to your girlfriend, her birthday and your anniversary would be permanently etched into your brain. Forgetting either is like saying you don’t care about her or the relationship (at least in her mind).
That’s why you have to act on your feet. Don’t own up to forgetting; calmly and coolly tell her that her surprise is coming this weekend, then scramble to put together an unforgettable trip away –  and be prepared to drop some coin to pull it off properly.
Remember: Women are saps for scenic routes, carriage rides and anything that has a personal touch (think private dinners on the beach).
 
You call her the wrong name (in and out of the bedroom) 
Name slip-ups happen to both sexes. Even though she may take it more personally than you, it’s not the end of the world – and certainly not a reason to stop having sex. If you do drop the ex-bomb in the bedroom, don’t highlight the transgression by freezing foreplay. Hopefully she didn’t even notice.
If she does bring it up, however, or is acting awkwardly afterward, you have to offer a sincere and unsolicited apology, reassuring her that it was just an innocent mistake – nothing more.
 

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