How Good are You at Knowing Your Partner’s Plans?

Years ago David would silently plan his day and week.  He knew exactly what he wanted to do and where he wanted to go and how he was going to take care of everything.  He loved making lists and checking off his accomplishments.  Well, of course, I had my own agenda which I didn’t bother to tell him about.  I’m sure you can guess that things didn’t go well when our plans collided. David would puff and seem irritated when I threw a kink in his plans.  I had no idea why he was upset.  I just knew something was wrong.  It took us awhile to figure this tangle out, but we finally did.  Today, he will ask me, “What’s on your calendar for today or this week?”  In other words we tell one another up front what our plans are and make adjustments so, most of the time, both our needs are met.  Genius?  Not hardly – just simple communication.

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