Data v Emotion

This has come up so much in my office lately, I wanted to post a quick resource for it…

One of the ways we get sideways in our conversations with our wives, especially when it involves the nitty gritty details of what we’ve done, is that we try to correct the facts. And the more it seems like a husband trys to make sure his wife has the facts straight, the more infuriating it can become. It’s like we believe if our wives just had the facts straight she wouldn’t hurt as much. And while that sometimes is true, most of the time its not. Because the emotion of the moment is bigger than the facts of the moment. So the tool to apply here, is when the facts don’t line up, pivot to empathy.


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