Bibliography of the Husband

I’m Craig Ferguson, Domino’s pizza controller, born October 25, 1971, Tennessee, Kentucky. I’m the second-born in the family of three, and I’m married to Kimberly. We’ve got two children together, Kyle and Jennifer. I enjoy traveling, playing and watching soccer, as well as gardening. While I take part in the exercise of my democratic rights, such as voting in new representatives, I hate to have political discussions.
Kimberly is an Elementary teacher born on January 12th, 1976 in Michigan. She is the firstborn in the family of four and is married to the love of her life, Craig Ferguson. Her passion is to help children realise their potential at a tender age and see them progress to important members of the society. She takes her teaching profession seriously since she feels it is her God-given duty to guide her audience to be the best they can. Just like her husband, she hates political discussions.

Number of Children

I proposed to my wife that we have four kids and if possible, two daughters and two sons. My wife, Kimberly on the other hand was of the idea that we have three kids and make a family of five. Our marriage is not invalid since we are open to procreation of offspring according to Catholic teaching (Miller 201). Marriage is about self-sacrificing love and for a loving spouse, it takes them to love a child. We decided to have three kids and not four. We arrived at this decision based on the fact that Kimberly had sacrificed a lot for the family. In this case, we used an accommodating option of conflict resolution as I took a wholly unassertive and co-operative approach. I gave in to Kimberly’s point of view by taking selfless charity or generosity form. Resolving conflict using accommodating option requires knowing, accepting, and adjusting to the existing differences (Rowe 421).

Where to live

My wife and I respectively earn $78,736 and $55,800 on average annually. We started deliberating on where we should live considering our income and social fund savings. At the start of the discussion, I had suggested that we live in Ontario taking into consideration what we earn. My wife suggested we move to North Carolina and live close to the Grazer family, our family friends. We decided to live in Ontario since the number of new homes to available buyers continued to increase to unprecedented levels. Also, taxes in Ontario for new house buyers had been slapped to improve housing market. The decision was informed by the fact that house prices have gone down after government put in place house affordability measures. My wife used avoiding option as she took a diplomatically sidestepping form. Rowe avers that the avoiding approach involves postponing or withdrawing an individual’s stand (420).

Dilemma 2

Kyle is demonstrating aggressive behaviour towards his classmates hence showing a distress and upset. He is, therefore, at risk of developing serious behaviour disorders such as conduct disorder or oppositional defiant disorder, if we do not intervene. After a lengthy discussion, my wife decided to cut back the number of hours so she could be with our children thereby increasing the number of hours she is at home with children. Her career will allow her to work in the morning and in the afternoon she will be free to go home unlike my career which is demanding and requires me to be ever-present. As a family, we will be taking our holidays once in a year during summer to reduce our family’s spending since my wife’s salary will be slashed. We took a compromising option to solve this as we sought a quick solution in the middle. Thomas-Kilmann theory point out that the compromising option is both co-operative and assertive since it is the approach of “half a sixpence is better than one” (Rowe 421).

Works Cited

Miller, Patricia. Good Catholics: the battle over abortion in the Catholic Church. Univ of California Press, 2014.

Rowe, Mary. “Negotiations Theory and Ombuds Practice.” Negotiation Journal 31.4 (2015): 419-423.

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