It is the first year for our “combined” Thanksgiving dinner for my new marriage. She is on the treadmill when I propose a seating arrangement for the pending dinner. Her response was an eye roll. “Why did we even decorate?”
“Either way I am not going to be happy,” she says.
Instead of a lose-lose negotiations, I am finally getting to where I can back off and see what she proposes. After some laughter, conversation and me heading down to my intergalactic headquarters to write this blog, I can see the win-win can be found in not worrying about it. To let her host, and trust that she has thought of the solution weeks ago.
Lose-lose is just another way of saying, “”dude, just chill.”
For that I am thankful.