Dealing With Naysayershttps://savethemarriage.com/stmblog/wp-content/themes/corpus/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Lee H. Baucom, Ph.D. Lee H. Baucom, Ph.D. https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/669b7e375d93f77521ddaba08adb8063?s=96&d=blank&r=pg
How do you keep from getting derailed by the negativity?
First, let’s be clear that they are probably well-meaning and want to be helpful. Second, let’s be clear that many people truly believe that a broken marriage is, well, permanently broken.
After all, much of the world has never seen another option. Many people (even professionals) do not know there is an alternative. So, they are speaking from their knowledge and experience.
Which does not mean they are right. Only that they are speaking from their viewpoint.
Consider the reasons behind the “advice” you are getting. And consider your own reasons for seeking the advice. Then, decide what you are going to do with that advice. Does it really need to derail you? Nope.
Let me give you some suggestions for dealing with Naysayers in this week’s podcast below.