When making a request, decision, criticism, or apology, it’s crucial to do it when and where your spouse is at their best.
Maybe they are at their best on a Friday night after a glass of wine or bourbon. They are probably not at their best on a Sunday night when you know they get the “back-to-work blues”. Or right after work when you both are exhausted.
Ask yourself, is this really the most constructive setting for my spouse to hear what I need to bring up?
We are amazed at some of the stories from couples about how they tried accomplishing something regardless of their spouse’s readiness to receive it and how shocked and dismayed they were when they were ignored or got in a fight.
#freebie – ask a comedian, tennis player, chef, or bourbon distiller. Timing is everything. So it is in marriage as well.