Katie and Ron were having conflict with what they valued as being important.

They worked together in the same business and had moved in together. Ron had 4 children to his first wife and he endeavoured to spend as much time as he could with his children, which meant he would spend a fair bit of time at his ex-wife’s house.

Katie understood Ron’s desire to spend time with his children, and she was happy to accompany him with the children. Katie and his ex-wife got along well in a social setting. What Katie didn’t understand was Ron’s reluctance to include her with his children.