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Explore the Reasons for Your Preferences

Posted Nov 26 2008 10:22am


Negotiate your conflicting choices by first asking the reason for your partner’s preference. You may think your partner wants a particular kind of food, when s/he really likes the atmosphere or service at a particular restaurant.

People often get into trouble when they negotiate about how to solve a problem without really understanding the nature of the problem. When you discover the reason that your partner wants something, you may find that there are many different ways to satisfy that desire.

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it:

List several areas in which you have very different preferences. Examples: rock music/jazz, skiing/surfing, fine dining/fast food and adventure movies/romantic movies. Talk with each other about why you each like what you like.
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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