Saturday rolled around, and Ashley needed some help. All week, she had balanced work, the kids, and a long To-Do list. Her husband, Ryan, had a busy week, too. But, she was hoping he’d lend a hand with their weekend activities. Frustrated, she found Ryan sitting in his man cave watching sports. How could he just sit there for hours when she was so overwhelmed? What Doesn’t Work: Boiling inside while your partner is uninvolved and oblivious to the problem. Most couples have different levels of energy and different priorities. Accusing one another of being in the wrong without understanding their perspective can backfire. Don’t assume that your spouse is too lazy or too uptight. Mutual solutions are found when both parties openly express their needs.
Scenario: Henry believed Anne was perfect when they dated and got engaged. They shared common interests, similar friends, and really enjoyed going out together. However, a few years into their marriage, Henry felt that the only thing “perfect” about Anne was her manicured set of gel fingernails. Plus, she had a habit of going shopping […]
Scenario: Cathy was surprised when her husband, Jack, walked in with a big smile and the latest touch-screen computer tablet under his arm. He’d commented about upgrading to a new electronic device but never said that he was going to pull the trigger. When she saw Joe’s expensive new toy, she wondered how it would […]
This week, I received this email from www.Mint.com (a free money management company to which I subscribe). Their subject line read: “Our Apologies.” Mint wrote: “A flood of emails were recently sent from firstname.lastname@example.org to some Mint users. It was a misconfiguration with our email provider causing blank emails to go out. This was not […]
Toyota has begun to offer apologies for their accelerator problems that are the focus of an unprecedented recall and sales stoppage. Jim Lentz, president and chief operating officer of Toyota’s U.S. sales said, “First, I want to sincerely apologize to Toyota owners, …I know that our recalls have caused many of you concern and for […]