I’m filing this article under the heading “Screw you, I can say whatever the hell I want to my boyfriend because we’ve reached the point where we’re no longer tiptoeing around each other,” although honestly, you wouldn’t catch me saying any of the things on the list, because those are the things that silly, needy women tend to say. However, what rankles me more about the article is that while I do agree with some of the items on the list, some of the tips seem like they admonish women to hold their tongue on certain matters. “Wimminz, keep your mouth shut lest you inflame his annoyance. Stroke his ego at all times” is the only message I’m getting from the article. Saying things like “Look at how smart my brother is” is apparently a blow to a guy’s self-esteem because he wants to feel like he’s the smartest guy in your life evar. Oh yeah, you could be talking about your little brother who graduated at the top of his high school class and that would upset your boyfriend, because he’s just that insecure and jealous that you’re holding your damn brother in damn high regard. Now if that article just said “Don’t compare him to other people,” I might be a little kinder. And of course, don’t remind him about your anniversary (“It’s just not in their DNA”).