Plastic surgery is a very personal decision to make and you should feel 100% positive and confident about undergoing the treatment. However, if you’re married and still haven’t divulged to your spouse that you would like to consider plastic surgery, you are not alone. In fact, many people fear telling their spouse about wanting to undergo this type of surgery because of fear of judgment.
- Speak Calmly
When approaching anyone about anything that is important, it’s important to speak softly and remain calm. If you catch your tone starting to deepen and your voice starting to rise, take a moment to take a deep breath and calm yourself back down. Even if your spouse starts to raise their voice because they just don’t understand, try to remain calm yourself because you can get your point across just as easily without all of the unnecessary yelling.
- Make a List
Before you speak with your spouse, make a list of reasons in which you want to receive this surgery. For example, is it because of confidence? Is it because it’s something you’ve always wanted to do? By writing down all of the reasons why you want to get surgery, you can more effectively communicate with your spouse and get your point across.
- Don’t Get Defensive
As one of our biggest self protected mechanisms, putting up your defenses in this type of situation won’t get you anywhere. If you start to feel under attack due to the long list of questions that your spouse is asking you, remember that they aren’t there to attack you but rather are just trying to properly understand your stance and where you’re coming from.
- Agree to Disagree
Although it would be ideal to always agree with your spouse on situations 100% of the time, it’s just not realistic. If after calmly discussing your desire to get plastic surgery, you and your spouse still don’t see eye-to-eye, agree to disagree.
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