Over dinner, your in-laws express disappointment over a recent decision you and your husband made. How might you respond?
I'd be thinking (and might say to them) that they don't need to understand our decision.
I'd want to know why they felt that way, and listen to their input. Afterward, I'd want to discuss it with my husband and possibly modify our decision so that his parents are pleased with our decision.
I'll tell you one thing - I'm staying out of it.
From 1-10, how likely are you to guide your family in how the day's events will go?
1-4 — If I direct our family at all, it's only so that I can avoid any missteps that might come if I don't!
5-7 — I will direct our family and consider their needs and preferences as I do, making sure they're experiencing what they'd each prefer.
8 - 10 — You bet I direct our family! If I didn't, who would? I've got specific ways they can do what is needed, and if they can't do it that way, I'll likely step in!
What question do you ask yourself the most?
Why can't people just do what I need them to?
What can I do to find peace + presence?
Did so-and-so take what I said the wrong way? I hope he or she wasn't offended...
Your husband tells you he didn't appreciate the comment you just made. How do you likely deal?