Steer clear of making assumptions today, particularly with your nearest and dearest. Instead of reacting to them as you typically do, take an alternative approach. Resist the urge to share your thoughts, and instead, ask what others are thinking. Simple, open-ended questions work best. (Try “What do you think should be done about X?”) When you release your expectations and truly listen, you could be surprised at the responses. Switch things up with a relative or close friend. Always in the role of advice-giver? Today’s your turn to ask for it. Flipping the script will reveal a strength in your loved one that you didn’t even know existed.