An article by our own Dino Flammia had a list of topics that therapists say couples should discuss in order to avoid relational difficulties. It featured a script to make the talking less uncomfortable, but I found their suggestions pretty awkward, so I decided to get relational therapist Liz Mandel's opinion on how to broach uncomfortable topics with your significant other.

Do you agree with Liz's methods? How do you go about discussing certain topics?

Let me know by tweeting @nj1015 and @BillSpadea.

Bill Spadea is host of the Chasing News TV program. He periodically fills in for NJ 101.5 show hosts, and you can daily hear his opinion about all things New Jersey here, or by tweeting @BillSpadea.