Controlling or go with the flow?

United States
July 3, 2009 6:29pm CST
Which are you? I lean more towards being controlling. My husband is very "go with the flow". I guess that's why we work so well together, we compliment each other's style.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
5 Jul 09
Laid back vs uptight? Is that what you mean? Not really sure, but I think that I worry a lot and then there are times I am laid back. I guess it really just depends on my moods to be honest.
• United States
4 Jul 09
I really don't like being a person that is not in control. That really bothers me because I hate not knowing what is going to happen, when it's going to happen, how it's going to happen. It makes me very anxious to not be in control. I mean, sometimes I could care less about being in control and it's quite fine for someone else to take the lead, but I'd rather be in control because that means if something happens that I do not like, I can change it. When someone else is in control I do not have that luxury.
@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
4 Jul 09
My husband was totally laid back and happy go lucky but I was more organised. I think that it also worked well for us although later in life he did say that I should have handled all the finances as I would have made a better job of it than he did. In the end we both had our cheque books and although we could in theory take a cheque from each other's cheque book we never did as it would leave to confusion. He owul nbever know how much money he currently had and I knew dowen to the last cent how much I had in my chequing account. I could not work with him using my cheque book. We each took on certain responsibilities with regarss to house bills.
@jojhane (36)
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
I am in favor of Go with the flow saying but I have a bad experience that i will not forget it is really a bad experience.. And I learned that before you go with the flow to somebody else or to the things you should think first the positive and the negative possibilities that will follow towards that activity. And don't forget to pray to GOd
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
4 Jul 09
I am a bit of both worlds really it all just depends how I am feeling or what I am dealing with.
• Philippines
4 Jul 09
I think I'm more of go with the flow. Because in my opinion, there are lots of things that you can't control. Usually, you'll just end up sweating the small stuff. Might as well, mind the things / situations where you have control.
@ZephyrSun (7382)
• United States
4 Jul 09
My husband and I are opposite of you and yours. I am very go with the flow but I will speak my mind after I've had enough LOL
@4ofmyown (1119)
• United States
4 Jul 09
I would have to say it depends on the situation. There are some things that I am more controlling over like the kids, running the house. My husband "lets" me control these areas of our life. As far as bills, I pay them but if anything is wrong on a bill he calls and complains. He makes most of the decisions, about the house, vehicles...stuff like that. It works out well for us because even though I like to be in control of somethings he takes over for the stuff I really am not sure about.
• Philippines
3 Jul 09
I really go with the control thing. When I see a wave I want to control it and master it. Same with life... when you see it ride the freaking train and run fast and go to the driver's seat