If you’re not 15 minutes early, you’re late. That’s what they say, and I agree with them! I really don’t like being late. I’m sure some of that is a combination of some “fomo” plus I do like to respect people’s plans by being there at start time. I can relax and feel less stressed when I’m early.
But Joe doesn’t have the same dedication to being early. He wants to be on time in a general sense. But he’s not going to hurry like a crazy person to make it happen. He’s the slow and steady, check-double-check kind of guy. Everyone chill, we’ll get there when we get there.
No surprise that those differences cause conflict for us on those days we have somewhere to be. Who’s right? And how do we keep that conflict from hurting our marriage?