Create a decision-making plan

Throughout your marriage, you will need to make many decisions together – some bigger than others. It is worthwhile to plan how you work through decision making.

You may determine that certain areas are the domain of one spouse and the other can provide input, but the ultimate decision is that spouse. For example: home decor, children’s after-school activities. And other areas are going to be more of a joint decision. For example: children’s schooling, large budget items.

Another way may be to allow the one who is more passionate about the outcome to be the one to make the final decision. –> Ask yourselves: “How important is this to me?” The one with the higher rating gets to make the final decision. Of course, taking all perspectives into consideration as you work out the details.

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