We Talk, But Do We Listen?

09 May 2011
There has been much written about what couples say versus what their partners actually hear. This is something I know I've struggled with. There have been times I've looked at Dan like he had two heads thinking he didn't listen to me at all. I've recently found out he has felt the same way at times. I am not sure how to combat this problem, but I'm working on it. After talking the past few weeks, there is one thing I'm clear on, we were not really hearing what the other has been saying. And then we just stopped talking.

My heart was crying out for this...

While he was asking this...

I think it's time to reread the book his parents gave us as a wedding gift, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus. It may be too late, but learning how to communicate is never a bad thing.

Have you ever reached a point in your relationship when communication just seemed to stop? If so, how did you handle it?


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ugh. I hate that for you. Communication between men and women really is ass backward to say the least. Sometimes you really do need a mediator. That's usually easier for women to commit to as well, but if the hubs will go for it, it might be just what you need. *hugs*