What was that? And how do we avoid it next year?

December 27, 2010

in Communication

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So, Christmas is gone for another year. How was it for you and your bride? Were you too busy? Are you exhausted? Will you being paying off the bills till June – of 2012? Did extended family drive you crazy? Were you so caught up in the doing and going that you lost the reason?

Take some time to debrief with your bride. Talk about what was good and what was bad. Share what you don’t want to repeat, what you want to do again, and what you want to do again with modifications. Then write down what you decide and put it where you will find it next year (stuck to the top of the Christmas boxes, or as a calendar event on your phone maybe) because eleven months from now you won’t remember as well as you think you will.

4 comments
The Generous Husband
The Generous Husband

@Tiler - My bride and I do things to "update" each other. I will tell her what I am doing for the day, or what I want to get done before the end of the week, or before spring. We will also ask each other for such an update "what do you have planned for today?" We also ask "what do you need from me ________ (today, this week, this month, before we leave town). We have gotten to where these are often done on the fly, and in the car seems a good time.

Tiler
Tiler

this question pertains to both: this article and juat in general: Here we go: it's important in organization to have "Staff Meeting" to improve communication and to discuss goals and the way to keep growing. Please advise on how to have these kind of important "meetings" w wife. It's not a date and neither a "dry" office type staff meeting (my wife hates when I start talking about "business" of the family.) So we talk "fun & easy" instead of "hard & necessary" ... Any practical suggestions?

Rich
Rich

That is a really good question!

tiler
tiler

this question pertains to both: this article and juat in general: Here we go: it's important in organization to have "Staff Meeting" to improve communication and to discuss goals and the way to keep growing. Please advise on how to have these kind of important "meetings" w wife. It's not a date and neither a staff meeting... Any practical suggestions?

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