A Practical Guide to Picking and Choosing Your Battles

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Some time ago I read a great article (on Cosmopolitan nonetheless) about Picking Your Battles. It’s a practical guide that has helped me a lot. According to the article, whether you should bring up an issue boils down to six or seven questions:

Additionally, there are several hot-button issues, namely, trust, finances, sex, child-rearing, and relatives. If it’s not one of these issues it may not be big enough to tackle.

One thing the article doesn’t mention is actually bringing the issue up. Of course this would take a post of its own to flesh out with any justice, but I thought it would be useful to throw in my two cents anyway. If you do decide to bring it up consider the circumstances:

If you answer “no” to any of those questions you should probably wait until a more appropriate time to discuss the issue at hand.