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A Stunning One-Liner from “Mad Men”

What You Say To A Rude, and Stupid, Employee By Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com is a big fan of “Mad Men.” In a recent episode, there’s a memorable one-liner that we hope you never have occasion to use.  And even … Continue reading

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Advice For The Divorced Man or Woman: Ending A Romance

What You Say, How You Feel When A Post-Divorce Romance Ends by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. The World of the Formerly Married, that wonderful classic from the sixties by Morton M. Hunt, has some poignant insights about how divorced people feel … Continue reading

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Letter-Writing Advice: When You Should Not Send A Letter Or Email

Advice About Writing–And Not Writing–Letters And Emails by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Whatyousay.com advises you never to send a letter or email when *…you’re angry. You will certainly regret it later if you do. Oh, I know the feeling.  You’re outraged, … Continue reading

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Advice About What You Say To Someone Who’s Grieving

What You Say–And Don’t Say–When Somebody Tells You Their Troubles by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Be careful what you say to people who are going through a really rough time.  They may have lost their job, or are getting divorced, or … Continue reading

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Media Interview Tips From the HBO Movie Review “Game Change”

What You Say When You Are Asked A Tough Question During A Media Interview By Gene Griessman,Ph.D. If you want to know what to do, and what not to do, in a media interview, be sure to watch the HBO … Continue reading

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Letter-Writing Advice: How A Man Should Reply To A Dear John Letter

Dating Advice For Men: What You Say To A Dear John Letter by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. A member of the whatyousay.com community, whom we will call Richard, has told us what he wrote when he recently received a Dear John … Continue reading

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How To Ask For Directions

What You Say When You Ask Someone For Directions by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Does this sound familiar? You are looking for an address, and walk into a store or restaurant to get directions. A well-meaning individual tells you how to … Continue reading

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How To Write a Note of Condolence

What You Say To Someone Who’s Bereaved by Gene Griessman, Ph.D. Sometimes less is more, and that certainly can be true when you express sympathy to someone who’s just lost a loved one. I know I felt that way when … Continue reading

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Sample Letter or Email: How To Reply To Someone On Match.com

Dating Advice: What You Say When You Contact Someone On Match.com Whatyousay.com asked an individual we know who has been successful on Match.com to let us see his emails.  One of them is below, although some of the details are … Continue reading

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Writing Tip: Never Ask Your Reader to Stop Reading

Advice for Writers of Articles and Books–Never Say… Whatyousay.com has found a useful writing tip in a book by Tim Morrison entitled “Basic Writing Tips for Emerging Writers.” Phillips recommends that you never say anything in a book or article … Continue reading

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