he ebb and flow of everyday gossip through friends, lovers, and business partners. The passing of intuitions, suspicions, and fleeting impressions from person to person. Whispers in the light that build public opinion. Collecting the official word. Emotions in an official capacity. Receiving the news. Word of mouth. The word spreads. Intuitive communication. Public sympathy. Public appraisal. Antiques appraisal. A sentimental business. Wedding catering. Wedding planners. Hospitality.
Gaining the empathy of the person you’re speaking with. Getting the inside scoop. Getting the exclusive interview. Leaning in. Letting people bend your ear. Bonding with people in an equal setting. Word-of-mouth marketing. Whispering into your boyfriend’s ear at a party. Intimate public discussions. Public relations. Hostesses. Being the recipient of confidences and determining how to present them to others. Shaping public opinion. On the receiving end of public opinion. Spin doctors. Knowing how to spin the sentiments you perceive. Public whispers and murmurs. Gathering impressions through interchanges with people. Fleeting intimate contacts. Touch and go.
Quick intimate relations. Unexpected bonding with someone you’ve just met – the mood was right. Fast friends that depart soon. Revolving door of relationships. A changeable mood that results in changes of partners. You need an understanding partner. You need a fair and empathetic partner. Emotional bonding in partnerships. Tender love. You want to give your heart. You might be too easily influenced by your partner. You might sacrifice your needs to fulfill theirs. Pick someone who helps you. Picking up on the needs of your partner. Being sensitive to the needs of the partner. Having a moody partner. Knowing how others feel.
Playing the sympathy card. Being needy. Always sick. Always needing to be taken care of. Relationship problems translate to eating problems. Overeating, or starving yourself, during emotional stress in relationships. Feeding your partner. Drawing a long hot bath for your partner. Bathing or showering together. Catering to your partner. Catering. Wanting to be nourished and nurtured by a partner. Looking to parent your partner or to be parented by them. A parental bond between spouses. Marrying Mom. Marrying Dad. Having a home-oriented partner. Marrying Martha Stewart. Wanting someone who will make you chicken soup and buy cough syrup when you’re sick. You want to be taken care of. Liking to pamper and be pampered. You could end up with a younger or childish partner because they make you feel like they need you. You need to be needed. You want to feel included and needed. You can’t handle a partner who leaves you out in the cold. It hurts you to be alone and vulnerable. Yet, you might choose to be alone rather than get your feelings trampled.
Carrying one relationship over into another. You still talk about your high school sweetheart even though you’ve been married 20 years to a different person. Being interested in your partner’s ancestry. Sentimentality clouds your love life. Emotions cloud business. Going with your gut. Sense impressions to make business decisions. Transactions based on feelings. Business acumen. A sixth sense about deals. Reading clients well. Business sense. Putting your heart into friendship. Putting your heart into relationship. Wanting to feel comfortable and homey with your partner. Having an intuition about relationships. Being good at reading people in general. Trusting your gut.
Having female friends. Your worst enemies are women. When your Best friend hurts you the wound is deep. Intimate relations with women. You and your mom might have had a close, but competitive, relationship. Competing with other women. Being the other woman. Bake-offs! Top Chef. The appraisal of the women around you. Looking for a nod of approval from the women in your life. Debutantes. Mom was a debutante. Mom caved in to Dad (or vice versa, if Dad was the gentler of the two). Belle of the Ball. Public Princess. Receiving the full weight of female expectations. Your mother’s influence on who you should marry. People expect you to be nice. People expect you to be cordial, to be a host, to put on a good face, and embrace your public.