"Instead of dropping a bomb and watching the person sit there and absorb the information, say that if you didn't see the relationship going somewhere, you wouldn't have said anything," she explains.
It's perfectly acceptable to tell your partner you're nervous about how your big reveal might impact the relationship, she adds.
"You can't do that in a new relationship because you don't know the other person yet." How soon is too soon?
Besides, waiting to reveal a potential deal breaker such as herpes or 0,000 in credit-card debt is just good dating decorum, says syndicated sex columnist Dan Savage, author of "The Commitment: Love, Sex, Marriage, and My Family." "You don't want someone to reveal too much at first because that itself is a deal breaker," he says.
"We weren't serious when we started dating," says Weaver, who has been with her beau a couple of months and hopes the back story -- that she started her blog as a way to "process" how she feels about dating -- will help soften the blow.
'The Buffy the Vampire Slayer beauty responded, 'And to the same person!
I think you sort of have to say that, you have to clarify.'Connick asked the blonde-haired beauty if she had any secrets to share on the subject.
on Harry Wednesday that 15 years of marriage to actor Freddie Prinze Jr., 41, has been paved with certain concessions on both sides to help their relationship run smoother.
Connick complimented Gellar, saying, '15 years of marriage, congratulations!