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Choosing your battles wisely

April 10, 2013

Choose your battles wisely

Here’s a life-changing idea…                                                                                                                          

In her book, The Divorce Remedy, Michele Weiner Davis says,
“In good relationships, you learn to distinguish between the important issues and the petty ones; one of the secrets to a good relationship is learning to choose your battles wisely” (p. 52).

In other words…

Relationships provide a whole forest of differences that can create conflict. Do we really want to chop down all the trees to clear our path? Or should we sidestep most trees and invest our time on those that are really in the way of a strong relationship? Most trees—and most differences—should simply be observed and enjoyed.

Here’s how you can use this idea to have a better life…                                                           

Many differences are not going away—and don’t need to. Enjoy the forest. Consider your partner’s unique point of view. Rather than turning every difference of opinion into an argument, use them to enrich the landscape of your life.

To find out more…

check out The Marriage Garden or Getting Our Hearts Right programs at, like us at or contact your local county Extension agent. You might also enjoy reading The Divorce Remedy.

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