Saturday, January 30, 2010
Making Decisions with your Significant Other
Through www.msn.com I stumbled upon an article titled, "Making Decisions as Couple". Fortunately I have been blessed with a stable family, and as I grew up and observed my parents and to me, it didn't seem as though their "decision making" was ever too difficult, this article doesn't suprise me, but I feel like taking an article like this seriously could even worsen the situation. The article completely simplified decision making, almost acting as if we're all dogs, and states that for a reward of making a good decision, we should extend out for a hug! Giving a hug after something is accomplished, to me, seems that it should come naturally. Giving a hug is stated in Dr. Klapow's five "s.m.a.r.t." steps to sucessful decision making. He also says that all decisions should be made equally between both parites, and no one should "wear the pants" in the relationship. But what if one actually knows more than the other? I feel as though, it could be benificial with certain topics to have someone in "control" not completely all the time, but for some things it can work. Maybe this article bothered me because if you need help on making decisions with your spouse then perhaps there's a bigger problem? I just don't feel that descision making is so black and white...
Posted by Kerianne Garston at 4:17 PM