Why “ Learning ” How to Have a GREAT RELATIONSHIP is Hurting Your Relationship
BY STACEY MARTINO
When our son , Jake , was learning how to drive , my husband , Paul , gave him a driving manual to read , then said , “ When you ’ re done reading it , come to me for the next step .”
Once Jake finished reading the manual , Paul wanted to sign him up for driving lessons so he could get some practice in before his permit driving test .
Jake objected , saying , “ But Dad , I ’ ve read the driving manual . I play driving video games . I even drove a golf cart in the neighborhood four times this summer . I ’ m ready to take the driving test .”
If I were to ask you whether you think Jake was ready to take the driving test at that point , what would your answer be ? No way , right ?