Sunday, January 01, 2006

Our relationship resolutions for 2007

Deirdre: It's that time again: A brand new year. A chance to start fresh and dream big!
Alisha: Thank gosh! I'm ready to kick 2006 in the rear end.
Deirdre: No lie! It already kicked my butt, so I'm certainly ready to return the favor.
Alisha: So among the vows to return to the gym, eat better and get more sleep - I bet we can come up with some relationship resolutions, huh?
Deirdre: No problem there! And I'm willing to start. No. 1: I resolve that 2007 will be The Year That Deirdre Dates. I WILL get out more, even if it means cutting back on my Netflix subscription! And I may even join one of those newcomers clubs I'm always suggesting to other people.
Alisha: No. 1: I resolve to open up my ears. I've gotten pretty good at multi-tasking and with that talent, something is inevitably going to fall by the wayside, and that's my listening skills. I want to focus on listening more when my husband talks (and yes, this is what he considers to be my biggest fault).
Deirdre: My next one: I resolve to stop cutting certain guys extra slack just because they're super hot. If the guy doesn't treat me right from the very beginning, no matter how foxy he is, he's gone!
Alisha: My next one would have to be hanging out more with family and friends. I wouldn't call myself a hermit by any stretch; however, life is too short to spend it in the house 24-7. I want to make new friends, grow with my old ones and reach out to friends I haven't talked to in years.
Deirdre: Here, here! My final one, and this'll probably be the hardest: I will try to loosen up more when dating. I'm so busy thinking ahead, trying to figure out what's going on -- does he like me? do I like him? should I wait until he calls me? what did he mean when he said ... -- that I often don't relax and just enjoy getting to know somebody new. Every man is not the only man. I should tape that note to my mirror!
Alisha Hord: Amen! ... My final one: Sorry, Mom ... you might want to stop reading here. I resolve to spend more one-on-one time with my husband (wink, wink). Busy lives, conflicting work schedules, and tired routines be damned - it's time to focus on us ... in the bedroom.
Deirdre: You go, sister! No one can accuse us of not tellin' it like it is!

What about you, readers? Have any relationship resolutions you want to share?