Is there an issue in your marriage that causes fights time and again? Is there a maintenance problem in your house that could turn into an expensive repair job? Ignoring or pushing aside something that really requires your direct and immediate attention can be cause for regret in the long run, Dr. Robin says.
Addressing an issue—even if it is unpleasant or expensive—is always a better option than gambling with time, Dr. Robin says. "None of us have the advantage of gambling in that way," she says. "I want you to take the steps that you need and take them now." Whether you need to make a will, seek couples counseling or hire a handy man, Dr. Robin says it's important to take charge of the situation and reduce heartache and grief before it's too late.