I have been thinking about assumptions lately and how much they can impact our relationships. While I would like to think of myself as a positive person who is slow to judge, I also tend to over-analyze almost everything! Often I find myself creating elaborate meanings for things that happen without getting information directly from the source.
What happens in your own relationships when you make assumptions? Besides causing you to feel upset and frustrated, they can cause a lot of disconnection too.
And you know what it feels like to be on the receiving end of assumptions. Think about the last time someone made an assumption about something you said or did and it was far from what you intended. How did you feel?
My article in the Tranquil Parent this week is all about how to improve the quality of your relationships with a simple practice: “Assuming positive intent.” Give it a read!