Group Decision Processes for Relationship and Family Planning
October 17, 2011 2:35 PM Subscribe
Group Decision Processes for Relationship and Family Planning-Filter: How do you discuss and organize all the variables that go into making important life decisions with your partner?
posted by pollex to human relations (16 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
My partner and I are at various crossroads in our lives, with decisions regarding where we will live, what work and schooling to pursue, and family planning issues all in play. No one ideal solution has presented itself, and so we need to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each choice with respect to our goals.
I'm used to collecting information and then making snap decisions. But with another person involved, I think we need some guidance, so we're looking for guides and processes for making complex decisions, particularly when two people's preferences must be considered.
I'm not looking for specific advice with regards to our situation, but if it adds more spice to the sauce, the big issues revolve around this being a long-distance relationship that we're looking to make a short-distance relationship. Ability and desire to work in the other person's current locale are an issue, as well as how our decisions will impact family planning.