A hard lesson when getting older: People never want your opinion about choices they are making. Even the ones who specifically ask for your opinion don't want it. They want approval. This is how I have learned to answer: The wedding? It was perfect. The choice of yappy little dog. Perfect ! The new tattoo with the picture of your latest girlfriend? Perfect ! It's been a hard adjustment for me. I like my opinions. But it's made things smoother.
First published June 2016 in my free monthly email newsletter, Starry Night. Sign up here.