I really liked this particular challenge. It is sometimes difficult to place your feelings at the beginning of an issue with your mate or spouse. Most of us usually say “you left your socks on the floor again. Can you please not do that? It annoys me.”
By speaking in that way, it puts the nagging first and your feelings last in your spouse’s mind. Kristen teaches us to put how we feel at the forefront of the conversation, making it priority. This is something that I KNOW I needed to work on and even though she explained it simply, It’s still hard to do if you aren’t used to doing it. I practiced this all day, even with the kids since I spend most of the day with them. By the time something rolled around that needed to be addressed with Hubby, I had the “formula” down. I could see the light bulb go off in his head when I expressed myself in the proper way and I have a feeling that if I keep this up, it will really help in the long run.
It was a fun exercise and I can’t wait until tomorrow to continue it.