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Manipulation is the key!! (That's semi-serious)
Can't disagree!

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Not sure why you'd want more flies, but whatever.

I find men are pretty simple creatures, actually...just figure out what they like (BJs, chicken pot pie, good scotch, whatever) and then give them lots of it, and they're pretty compliant.

Manipulating women...now THAT's hard. Probably because most woman have no clue what they like.
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Depends on the woman. Lots of low self-esteem chicks out there. Especially if you get them thinking that no one else would ever love them. Seems like plenty head that way in their thoughts without the guy even having to make an effort to make them think that way.
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You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Not sure why you'd want more flies, but whatever.
I think you want to catch them so they die and hence are no longer buzzing around your kitchen.
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Can't disagree!

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

Not sure why you'd want more flies, but whatever.

I find men are pretty simple creatures, actually...just figure out what they like (BJs, chicken pot pie, good scotch, whatever) and then give them lots of it, and they're pretty compliant.

Manipulating women...now THAT's hard. Probably because most woman have no clue what they like.
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I think you want to catch them so they die and hence are no longer buzzing around your kitchen.
I use wine with a touch of dishsoap. Then the flies fly in and get stuck. But they get to die drunk.
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By pointing out that his efforts will help her stay thin and fit...which is obviously a good thing, too.

I did it by telling my hubby I wanted to lose some baby weight, telling him how I was going to do it, and asking him if he wanted to join me. I told him his participating with me would really help me get back into pre-baby shape.

So, the message wasn't "you need to lose weight," but rather "I need to lose weight...if you come along for the ride it'll be easier for me."

He had wanted to lose some weight anyway, but didn't really know how to go about doing it. I gave him my system and we worked together to eat better. He doesn't like exercising with me, but he started running a few days a week over lunch and then joined a sports team and has 2 hour practices 3 days a week.

He lost a bit more than 15% of his body weight and has kept it off for about 2 years now.

One thing I learned in my first marriage - nagging doesn't work, not even a little bit. Alternative strategies can be found.
I think that's the real key.
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I think you want to catch them so they die and hence are no longer buzzing around your kitchen.
OK, that makes sense.

Any ideas for catching stink bugs? We get tons of those every spring.
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I think that's the real key.
True. If someone doesn't want to do it anyway, nothing you say is going to get it done.

But if I were to give him crap about it, that would probably backfire.
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Plus you seem half-smart and half-rational and half-woman. That is a dangerous combination.
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