We can react defensively to a partner’s suggestion. We can even dismiss their perspective. But when we do, we bypass the gift, the opportunity to grow into a bigger version of who we are (and strengthen the team).
Why not give your sweetheart the benefit of the doubt and respond as though he has something of value to offer? Why not respond as though she’s on your side? If he doesn’t, if she’s not, you’re sleeping with the enemy.