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The opposite perspective 

June 11, 2017

They were lamenting but laughing about adjustments everyone in the family had to make every time “daddy” comes home from a business trip. I was laughing and lamenting, but from the opposite perspective. I see it through the eyes of “mommy” returning from a business trip. 

The way you have to overcome your jet lag in a home full of demanding people and kids who don’t understand you are crabby because you just spent 24 hours traveling. How you have to reinsert yourself in daily routines, even though they were much smoother while you were gone. 

From the opposite perspective, they were complaining how crabby he can be. And unhelpful. How the kids only want him when they are the ones who have been doing everything all alone all week. They are tired. 

From the opposite perspective, you’ve had a busy week of business meetings or standing at a conference all day. You’ve been schmoozed, had client dinners and are sleep deprived. You are tired. 

Take a look at things from the opposite perspective. 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 16, 2017 01:03

    So did you share your experience of being the one returning? Might give them some perspective too.


    • June 16, 2017 05:44

      People often don’t want to hear the opposite perspective. They may entertain it and let you get the words out, but their priority is to get theirs out.


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