Doing less is doing more?

January 21, 2011

in Communication, Links to good stuff

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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.

2 comments
Michele Weiner-Davis
Michele Weiner-Davis

Thank you for your support of my work and my ideas. There is no question about it; sometimes less is more. Thank you!!

Matthew
Matthew

Nothing is an interesting approach that I would have never considered. Now that I'm aware of it, however, I can spot at least a few instances when me doing something makes the situation worse. Time to try nothing! .-= Matthew´s last blog ..It’s All About the Attitude =-.

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