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3: Analyze Your Circumstances

Consider Others’ Needs

Keep in mind that others see the situation through their own unique lenses, which may differ drastically from your own. What are the non-negotiables of others in your circle of influence? For example, if you suddenly needed to move from your current home, your daughter might have a bottom line that she needs to finish her senior year of high school in her current school district, or your spouse might have a bottom line that he or she must be able to commute to work in less than an hour. Weigh the wants and needs of others in your circle to look for solutions that might not please everyone, but at least everyone can live with. Use this worksheet to think about other's needs and consider what is negotiable and non-negotiable.

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