Feb 12, 2021 in Life Coaching
Critical Thinking Questions to Solve Problems
Expands the thinking scope of readers and guides them in problem solving skills.
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How do I fix a marriage after cheating??
My husband of 5 years has cheated on me. I'm heartbroken. Can I fix our marriage?? Is there hope for us?? Will things get better? Please help
Am I over reacting? Am I the one in the wrong no him
Ok I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and he denied cheating on me but everything points to the opposite he's gone to spend the night with his baby moma and her kids in a hotel he rated me put to her when I called the cops on her for her vandalizing my car he would defend her when I would bring thing up about her and he has a video of her playing with her self am I wrong for being mad?
We both have insecurities and trust issues due to past relationships... So, there's the back and forth accusations, yelling, name calling, etc. We are both extremely jealous and have no communication skills. We love each other but sometimes Love isn't enough to make someone understand that you aren't going to hurt them. How can we help each other overcome these issues?
Idk what to do
My boyfriend and I have been fighting because he found some old messages that I had when we started going out, the messages are not bad the conversations where just like hi and bye kind of thing but because I told him I wasn't talking to anyone he's mad but da whole time he was still hanging out with his baby momma behind my back and he would delete all his messages to her so I wouldn't see them
Lost and confused at a crossroads
My boyfriend and I have been together for seven years now. We have had a very tumultuous relationship both of us have hurt each other very much on each parts. But he’s done a lot more wrong it has no accountability. But my question is how do you handle it because anytime I try to talk to him about anything he automatically yells at me, deflects, accuse me of cheating. How do you go about handling
How can I get my teen to confide in me
I've been trying to get my son to confide in me about why he is feeling so depressed. He is 15 years old and a very good teen but have no idea why he is so withdrawn and quiet. Please help me I cant bear to see him like this
What do I do?
I'm not sure what to do. Recently separated mom with 2 young girls and pregnant with my 3rd.
I took my son's Ipad away because I'm at my wit's end with him.
He is so addicted and doesn’t want to do anything else. Can anyone tell me whether I did the right thing or am I being too harsh?
It's 3 y I divorced and we have shared custody of 2 lovely kids. Any advice on how to make them understand that divorced parents is ok?
What should I do?
My son is acting out in school and giving people the middle finger and running around and hitting when he is restrained and he also has speech apraxia and may have ADHD
Critical Thinking Questions that could help you study your problem clearly and solve it with ease.
1. What caused the problem?
2. Why it is seen as a problem?
3. How the problem affects you?
4. What was the root cause of the problem?
5. Who was involved?
6. Three Direction Analysis: Observe and study the situation, the people involved and yourself, in the problem.
7. Are there any assumptions, biases and unresolved personal issues that made you relate to the problem or arrive to the solution in this way?
8. Are there any concrete evidence to the problem? Did it happen due to logical fallacy?
9. Did you explore the problem with reasons radically or rationalised it at surface level to your personal benefit?
10. What did you learn from the problem?
11. What could you do better in future to mitigate the challenges in the problem?
12. What were the attempted solutions and what methods were deemed unworkable?
13. Do you apply complex solutions to complex problems? Or simplifying is better?
14. Were you rigid in your problem solving? Did you apply lateral thinking?
15. What do you expect from the solutions?
16. Will the solutions meet your needs and benefits?
17. Process your thoughts, feelings, actions and behavior during the time of the problem. Were you calm and conscious? How could you manage your emotions better next time? Did it affect you physically, mentally and emotionally?
18. Did you write down your proposed solutions? What were the pros and cons of each solution?
19. If the problem continues to exist, how would that impact you and the people involved?
20. If you cannot solve the problem, how are you going to manage it?
21. What are the opportunities, exceptions, competencies and possibilities in the problem that could be used for your personal growth and benefits? What are the less useful ingredients in the problem that you wish to discard?
22. From a scale of 0 to 10, where was your confidence level during the time of the problem? Were you nervous and anxious? Why you felt in that way?
23. Did you assert yourself? Or avoided? Or used aggressive methods to deal with the problem? Why did you chose that method? Did the method you chose helped you to cope with the problem?
24. Did you use flight, fight or 'let go' response/reaction?
25. Did your methods solved the problem, aggravate it or placed you in a state of homeostasis?
26. What changes could you do for yourself to create better solutions?
27. Do you come up with borrowed solutions or the solution ideally belongs to you?
These are generally some questions you could ask yourself. You can use this as a guide and also add your own questions that best fits your situations.
If a significant amount of time is spent in studying a problem, it will help us in finding the most appropriate solution.