Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mixed Messages

I've been thinking about how to deal with conflicting direction from my dominant wife. I think the best thing is to do whatever it seems like she really wants and hope you read it right. Then, if you're wrong, apologize, try to learn from it, hope you do better next time.


  1. the word I use here is "empathy" and it is something I have been working on for several months. Being able to anticipate her wants/needs and to understand what she is saying more clearly. It takes effort, but I find I am improving and am able to provide better service as a result. This in turn makes me feel more content. An exercise to improve empathy for me is to once a day do something that I think she would like me to do, that she hasn't already asked of me. During this time, I am thinking, "What would she want me to do?"....