I am most vulnerable to discomfort in a relationship when I fail to communicate the simplest of ideas. I find that if I fail to alert my spouse of a meeting that I am attending after work or double book at work I find myself on the defensive and kicking myself (almost literally!). If we communicate clearly what we have going on during ‘shared’ time we will always be on good footing.
Strategies abound including shared calendars, emails, and texts to alert those on the shared calendar. This seems simple but our lives are not getting less complicated.