"Try not to both be mad at the same thing at the same time. At least one of you should try to offer a positive point of view."
This was the first slice of advice from Annie's book and it has always stuck with me. The concept reminds me of a teeter-totter. When one side is down, the other must be up. The goal should be balance.
Husband was disappointed when, right before last year's season finale of Lost, the power went out. I saw the tears welling up in his eyes and took action before the flood gates opened. (jk) I told him we could play Sawyer and Kate trapped in a polar bear's cage. Balance restored.
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Has this slice of advice been helpful in your marriage?