Still, it is important to push past that and let them know what you like, what you don’t like or if you don’t want to go any further.

Encourage your partner to be open as well because it takes practice and patience.

I just really don’t.”“So, well, now, he texted me back and he said, ‘Did you get the videos? I didn’t mean to send this to you, I had some people I needed to call.’ So, it was fine.

You sent it to the wrong person, but did you get the videos? He couldn’t—because he couldn’t—he couldn’t tell who I was sending it to.

We have also cut out some mundane chit-chat—Bentley discussing the weather, Mason apparently talking to him about music—between the two alleged lovers.

What’s left is a conversation between two people who, as AL.com’s original snippet made clear, were clearly in the midst of an intense relationship that they nonetheless needed to keep secret.

The tape opens with Bentley telling Mason that his wife has just gone for a walk on the beach (“You know, I’ve been thinking about—I think I’m going to rearrange the office when Wanda retires.

She’s not gonna retire, she’s just gonna work part-time, but you know, I think that would be a good time to do it.”“I don’t want her right there. And it doesn’t have anything to do with you and me—uh, well, it does I guess—but really and truly I don’t think somebody needs to be right there listening to every word that is said in that office.Learning to listen is equally, and possibly even more, essential to strong communication.When you show the other person that what they say matters to you, they will be more likely to trust you and listen to you in return.Forcing or pressuring someone to do something they don’t want or don’t consent to is sexual assault.No one should ever take advantage of you sexually when you are asleep, intoxicated or under the influence of drugs.Communication is always key to a healthy relationship, and the physical part of it is no different.