Take Initiative on Behalf of Each Other


In this week’s episode, Carrie and I explore another idea from our book One Bed, One Bank Account.

Don’t have ANOTHER argument about whose turn it is to take the dog out, pick the kids up, or whatever it is that you both dread doing – but have to do. Instead of demanding to be served, focus on serving your spouse. Remember how it felt the last time he or she offered to do something you didn’t want to do? See how many times you can make him or her feel that great this week.

We talk about what it’s like when no one is taking initiative – it’s bad. We talk about how to take initiative – it looks something like practicing the golden rule. And we talk about the results of taking the initiative on behalf of your spouse – it’s guaranteed to spice things up!

-Derek, Carrie, Amelie

Subscribe, Rate and Review our podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.

Check out the rest of our amazing podcast episodes.

Grab our e-book 4 1/2 Conversation Starters.

This little e-book is perfect for any married couple who wants to start the conversation on money.

Drop your email in here and the book will be emailed to you.