Sadje is our host for the Sunday Poser, and this week asks
How do you tackle a thorny problem?
How do you deal with problematic issues? Do you cut the tangled yarn of problems or spend hours untangling it?
The next question is what or who is the actual problem in the first place.
I don’t like confrontation at the best of times, so dealing with problematic people can be difficult. I have to be honest in that if it is at all avoidable, then I will let things pan out unless I feel I have a really strong argument and can put my point across. I gave up a long time ago trying to please everyone and whatever issues people have with me, is their concern, not mine. I cannot change their opinion of me, so just accept it as it is.
If it’s a problem with the house, car, or finances, we discuss things and can work out a solution. Money matters are usually left up to me as I am good with figures and budgets, though the house and car is normally Hubby’s domain. It may not always be as one would expect, but at the end of the day, if it works, no foul as they say, and in many instances, it has actually worked out better than we intended.
A good example of this is the lack of space in our property and Hubby’s recycling of our larder cupboards purchased as a wardrobe ‘unit’ when we first moved here as we couldn’t afford anything else.
One of Hubby’s favourite sayings is “There is always something else you can try”.
Neither of us like to give up, and if we thrash around enough ideas between us, we usually get a result that is workable and cost effective.
Hopefully this answers Sadje’s question OK.