My friend Molly Rose at Creating Us has a new post with questions designed to try and get to know everyone a little better. I thought it might be fun to participate, so here are my answers. Head on over to her blog and check it out if you want to join in.
1. How did you very first learn about DD, and what was your initial reaction to the concept?
I came across it on the Internet one day. I had no idea anything like it existed. I was horrified and hooked by it at the same time.
2. Share one of your all-time favorite DD memories of you and your partner.
One day while my husband and I were having a discussion about what to do about this certain problem we were having, I had a solution that I thought would work, although it was a little risky. He flat out said "NO". I really, really, wanted to do it anyway. I probably could have without him knowing, at least for a while. The temptation was great.
I ended up NOT doing what I wanted. Before DD that story would have had a whole different outcome. That's when I realized how well this was working.
By the way, my husband was right. If I had done what I wanted, a whole new problem would have been created.
3. What is one aspect of DD that you feel your partner has always handled very well?
I really admire the way my husband can keep his cool when I'm at my worst. Even when he's really angry with me, he is fair and just.
4. If you had to pick one person in your life to tell that you practice DD, who would you tell?
I would, and probably will, tell my best friend. She is very open minded and nonjudgmental. Just one of the many things I love about her. I know she would support me, even if she didn't personally agree.
5. What is one thing you wish you had known when you started DD?
That it's 24/7 ! I didn't really think about those days when you're just tired and grumpy, maybe a little PMS going on too, and the last thing you want to do is speak and act respectfully to anyone. Or follow any rules. It's a lot harder on those days, and that's when I usually will get in trouble. I am getting better though.