Saturday, May 25, 2013
Communicating With Your Partner About the Kids
- Hear each other out. Bringing some open-mindedness to the conversation can go a long way and allow you to resolve things more quickly. You and your spouse might both come up with inventive compromises for the problem you're facing, but neither of you will get to benefit from the other's ideas if you're both too busy trying to talk over one another and get your own way.
- Write it down. If you plan to have a conversation about an important issue, write down your points. Some people find this makes it easier to lay out their side of the discussion in an organized way. It also helps you stay on track. Then, when you both come to a decision, it might help to write it down. That way you both have tangible evidence of your agreement to use as a point of reference for the future.