- 5 years ago
To all the emotional Bees out there:
I just posted something similar in the Beehive as a general PSA, but I thought it might be good to make a special mention of this in Emotional because those of us juggling FI problems, difficulties with family, with friends, with vendors, whatever, might find it especially relevant.
One of my friends gave us a somewhat surprising, but ultimately really cool, gift for our wedding. She just finished law school, and in one of her classes she had to read the book Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen and Roger Fisher. She told us, “When I read it, I thought to myself, every couple should read this book!”
I just finished it, and I can definitely see why she thought that. This book can help couples develop an invaluable repertoire for working through the kinds of challenging conversations and situations that every long-term couple is going to have to sort through sooner or later (or, more realistically, sooner AND later, since life is never going to stop throwing curve balls at us, right?)
And, you know, you can use it for wedding planning, too. You’ll probably have a difficult conversation at some point with the caterer, the florist, the DJ … the in-laws-to-be …
Hope it’s useful to those of you who see this!