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Don’t Say Yes, Say Maybe

Posted Dec 16 2009 9:15am

Say “Maybe” when you are not sure about something. Give a time when you will provide an answer and keep your commitment.

When your partner is enthusiastic about something, you may feel pressured to make a commitment to do something before you are really ready to do so. You need to take time to explore own thoughts and feelings before you say yes, no or offer another alternative.

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it:

Each of you think of a time when you made a decision before you were ready. Share those memories with each other, and explore whether either of you really intends to pressure the other.

This is an excerpt from Being Happy Together: How to Have a Fabulous Relationship With Your Life Partner in Less Than an Hour a Week, by Laurie Weiss, Ph.D.

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