Next, go ahead and state your case. “Instead of putting all of the responsibility on the other person, make how you feel known first,” Rogers told Elite Daily. “Describe what you’re feeling, what your end goals are, and why you feel the need to create an official relationship between the two of you.”
Then comes the pause. Let the other person respond to your feelings and see where you all align or don’t align.
“Going into the talk expecting someone else to tell you everything you want to hear is a recipe for disaster,” says Rogers.