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How to Decide by Jonathan Herring

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Chapter 9

Decisions involving more than one person

Like it or not, many decisions are not yours alone to take. Sometimes you will have to decide with one other person, other times as part of a group. What techniques and approaches work best in these situations?

Decisions to be made as a couple

My wife and I went to a store recently to choose a range of bits for a new kitchen. The store manager was dumbfounded when we left in under ten minutes with all the decisions made. That would take hours for many couples. My friends would say that I just let my wife make all the decisions, but that isn’t true! We have just learned to make quick decisions as a couple.

Here are some tips for making decisions as a couple:

  1. Be open and honest. Tell your ...

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