You: “You really should get off that couch. You’re getting a belly.”
Him: “Yeah? And who put on ten pounds she can’t take off?”
Ouch. That hurt!
But you know the drill – what goes around comes around. You were critical, he criticized you right back.
Maybe you’re right, maybe he’s right too – that’s hardly the issue. What matters is how you come at it, with love or with put-downs.
With love is something like: “I’m having more trouble getting rid of these 10 pounds. Would you be willing to do a power-walk with me a couple of times a week, help me get it off?”
Your pounds and his belly could get in shape pretty darn quick – without either of you suffering a put-down. . .
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