This week, one of my favorite bloggers and 'religious' daily read Melissa, from So About What I Said, has opened some very interesting dialogs about relationships, tackling hot issues like 'falling in love with potential' and also on 'what women want in a significant other.'
At the same time, Diana, from exPress-O -also a favorite of mine- recently featured a brilliant article about the secrets of a happy relationship.
Along those lines, I would like to open a new line of dialogue on my own, but focusing on 'negotiation' -I'm not sure if it's the right word- : from picking a restaurant or a trip to an apartment or a school for the kids.
I personally don't have the need to always win and certainly pick my 'battles.'
I don't want to be too 'Pollyana' about it: my goal is to be heard, to be able to talk the issue through and ultimately to be able to arrive at the best decision where everybody feels comfortable. Also, respecting the other person's opinion is also crucial -even and especially if you don't agree.
By the way, my dear Inés, from Simply Classy Me, shared a hilarious yet SO TRUE advice on Diana's post: 'just make HIM feel that it was all HIS IDEA.'
So, ladies, I would like to hear where you stand on this 'issue.'
Do you always have to win? Do you let the other person win? Do you feel comfortable just talking issues through?