Five Surprisingly Simple Ways To Lead Better At Home

Remember your first date? You were so focused on making a great impression:

You thought through where to take her (or him in some cases) about 1,000 times.

You were deeply interested in each other and listened more than you spoke.

You held the door open.

You chose what to eat off the menu carefully so as not to look like a glutton.

You had only kind things to say.

You even bought a new shirt or dress.

You were you were focused on getting everything right. Almost every relationship starts there, but something happens to many of us when we become a family.

Our guard comes down.

We become as interested in ourselves as we do in other people.

We might expect people to hold the door open for themselves.

Kindness gives way to ‘truth’.

New clothes are mostly for making an impression at work.

Some of this is natural and even good (don’t we all need a place where we can just be ‘ourselves’?) – but not all of it.

What happened?

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