RE: OT: Criticizing your significant other

Subject: RE: OT: Criticizing your significant other
From: Slager Timothy J <Timothy -dot- Slager -at- dematic -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, "shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com" <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com>, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:29:00 +0000

A third option, quoted earlier this week on A Word A Day (http://wordsmith.org/words/obsequious.html):

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
To keep your marriage brimming,
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you're wrong, admit it;
Whenever you're right, shut up.

-Ogden Nash, poet (1902-1971)

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+timothy -dot- slager=dematic -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+timothy -dot- slager=dematic -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of McLauchlan, Kevin
Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 9:23 PM
To: shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com; Chris Morton
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: [RMX:NL] RE: OT: Criticizing your significant other

To actually address a situation where something is going badly and it seems the spouse is in error:

One can be up-front and straight-forward = Jerk!

or

One can bend over backward couching one's objection in "I feel uncomfortable with... " and other weasel terms = Passive-aggressive Jerk!

There is no third option. :-)

-----Original Message-----
From: Shawn
Sent: July-30-14 6:26 PM
To: Chris Morton
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: OT: Criticizing your significant other

I thought it made more sense to keep gender out of this word of advice. I'm sure it's good advice for either side. :)

Besides, judging by one of the most recent responses to my other thread, there is one techwr-l member with apparently, no sense of humor. [sigh]

:)

On Wed, Jul 30, 2014 at 2:04 PM, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> >
> > BTW,
> > I hope you will soon learn to never criticize your significant other
> > (keeping this comment non-sexist). It is a lesson well worth
> > learning for achieving relationship harmony. :)
> >
> > Take care,
> > Shawn
>
>
> For husbands, learning four magic words is imperative: "You are right,
> dear."
>
> > Chris

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References:
Re: OT: Criticizing your significant other: From: Shawn
RE: OT: Criticizing your significant other: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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