Listens Openly:               Them: Yes ___ No ___

More and more I hear of people in relationships who outwardly agree to “agree to disagree.” This is great in theory, but much more difficult to practice. When your partner doesn’t agree with your opinion, decisions or method of operations, it doesn’t signify their lack of confidence or believe in you.

Occasionally, it is just easier for them to do it their way. My father was a great one for spouting, “It’s my way or the highway!” He meant it too! I have rarely approached a task in a similar manner that someone else might. Not that it was wrong, and sometimes it was by far more efficient.

Sometimes, the other’s point of view has been obtained because they are working from a completely different set of plans and goals. It’s their right to create their own opinions and methods of operations.