By Ava Feuer, REDBOOK
The end of the year is creeping up, which means it's almost time for your annual work performance review--that often-helpful but always-scary set of evaluations from your boss and colleagues. One New York writer, who apparently finds the practice particularly useful, has taken it out of the office and into her personal life--and she makes a compelling case in her Wall Street Journal essay, "Give Your Husband a Performance Review."
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Over dinner, Jennifer Breheny Wallace and her husband break the year down into their accomplishments as a couple, areas for improvement, goals for the year ahead, and the next steps they can take to make these a reality. The couple thinks of it as a "handy New Year's resolution list, albeit one written by another person." They then open up the review to family and close friends, claiming it's one of the few socially-acceptable ways to air grievances among love ones.
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Wallace hasn't lost any friends--or lovers--in the process, but she admits that some have. Is the risk worth the reward?
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