After he hung up, I said, “I thought you were going to wait until we heard back from the children.” I assumed he had already gone ahead and made reservations for vacation. This is something we had talked about and agreed we would wait until everyone was on board.
“I was talking to them about the insurance we may want to take out in case one of us gets sick.”
“Oh!” See I had jumped to a conclusion. Do you ever do this? When we assume, all kinds of things can happen — misunderstandings, frustration, disrespect, communication divide, unnecessary conflict or our spouse may think we are trying to parent them.
A counselor friend of ours says, “We like to know, so in light of not knowing, we make assumptions. ” Not a good thing!