One of the things I did when I was married was pretty much let my ex have her way on things that didn’t matter. Honestly, I didn’t fight over things unless it was worth fighting for, because it wasn’t worth the emotional drain.
Now she seems to be genuinely surprised when I dig in my heels and say “No” or plainly tell her exactly how it’s going to be.
I find it funny. She probably thinks I found my spine, but in truth I no longer feel the need to lay down the smackdown if that’s what it takes to protect my interests.
Plus I know a thing or two about managing conflict now. All that leadership training I’ve had for Scouts? Yeah, Conflict management and resolution was in there. Like *REAL* conflict management.
I owe Woodbadge so much – I suppose when I get my beads I’ll pay it forward.