Michele Weiner-Davis of DivorceBusting has written an interesting blog post entitled Do Nothing: A Novel Approach to Solving Marriage Problems. Go read it then come back here (I’ll find something to do while you are gone).
Clearly doing nothing is not always a good answer, and at times it would be a very bad answer. However, I bet you can find situations in your marriage where it would have been better if you had done less – or nothing.
Nothing is usually better than doing something that makes things worse. Nothing is a good choice when you have no idea what to do – don’t feel you must react. Nothing is a good way to buy time to think before you act. Nothing gives her the right, or the responsibility, to do something.