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Get what you want from your man

Tristan is a love stylist who, through internal and external makeovers, guides her clients on all matters surrounding falling in like, falling in love and falling into bed. She is also the author of MENu Dating: Taste Your Way to the Mai...

Tell him like it is

When will we finally accept that the men in our lives will never be mind readers? It's time to put your persuasive voice to good use to get what you want. We can't guarantee he's always gonna get the message, but here are a few ways you can take control of getting what you want.

Pick the right time

Timing is everything with men. When you want something, know when and where to ask. Public places, in front of his friends, during the big game, after a bad day at work -- all losing propositions. Grab him when he is feeling good; that's when he's most likely to be putty in your hands.

Give a little, too

Lastly, when you get what you want, reward him. (If this sounds a bit like training a small child or new pet, then you're on the right track.) Guys need lots of positive reinforcement. Focus your acknowledgement on progress, not perfection.

Following these tips may not change things overnight, but they should take you a long way toward improving your relationship -- and help you get what you want, more often than not.

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