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What is your role in decision making in your home?

Asked by imrainmaker (8360points) December 19th, 2017

Are you the one who takes them or your s/o? How much consultation is done before arriving at final verdict on important matters? Who has the final say in case of difference of opinions?

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cookieman's avatar

My wife and try to be as 50/50 as possible on all important matters. We propose, discuss, debate, and decide.

Sometimes with a little sex in between steps.

imrainmaker's avatar

^lol..surely it helps resolve some tensions..)

flameboi's avatar

I always have the last word on every decision, ALWAYS!

99% of the time is “yes honey”

2davidc8's avatar

^LOL. As they say, “Happy wife, happy life!”

My wife and I decide on everything together. Surprisingly, we see eye-to-eye on almost everything. Some matters don’t seem important to me, so we go with whatever she decides. On other matters, she doesn’t care, so we go with my decision.

longgone's avatar

We decide together, though we have different areas of “expertise”. For example, my husband is very good at doing research, so when we’re thinking about buying or booking something, he often makes a shortlist of possible options and I basically just have to approve. It doesn’t always feel fair because he’s doing all the work by himself, but as he’s more detail-oriented than I am, it works out better for both of us that way.

In other areas, we both tend to trust my judgment more. For instance, I think I am slightly better at keeping up with our to-do list, so I often come up with a proposal of how the day might go. More often than not, he just goes along with my plan.

When we’re both invested in making a particular choice, it can take a long time to reach a decision. We’re just dealing with that while decorating our new apartment. Paints were a struggle. I think we both felt silly arguing about hues of the same colour, but it did seem important to make sure we’d both be comfortable with the choice.

rojo's avatar

Minor decisions are made by the person most directly involved. Major decisions (or purchases) are a joint effort. It does help that rarely is there any conflict and that we both want and respect the decision making abilities of the other.

ragingloli's avatar

I am a magnificent leader.
My word, my every glance is law.
And the verdict is always the same: “guilty”.

canidmajor's avatar

I haven’t given the dog voting rights yet, but I do consult him on some matters.

janbb's avatar

I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I don’t know you will have to ask Mrs, Squeeky about that one.

kritiper's avatar

I am like Yurtle the turtle, ruler of all I survey.

seawulf575's avatar

Small decisions I will make or my wife will make, depending on who is involved, and then we tell the other. Big decisions we make together. If they turn out to be bad, I’m the one that made the bad decision. Thankfully that doesn’t happen to often.

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