Biding for time saves us from knee-jerk reactions and enables us to go from the amygdala to the prefrontal cortex.
Biding for time is a very useful tool in relationships. When used wisely, biding for time contributes to good communication. Biding for time is a conscious strategy that you employ intentionally. Biding for time is not procrastination, which is usually unconscious,and rarely employed wisely. Biding for time is not avoidance either. Nor is it "turning away" as described by the Gottman's in response to "bids for connection with your partner."
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