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 How is the communication between you and your partner? When it comes the communication between me and my husband sometimes it seems like we are on totally different planets. I would say we could both use some help however there are some things I have noticed with my husband. I have brought these things up but I feel sometimes these are habits we form from childhood and it can be difficult to change.

I am not sure if this is s man thing but my husband tends to use the least amount of words possible during conversation. I find he assumes too much and doesn’t explain things in detail, which leaves me confused.  One example of this happened today when at the dinner table he turned to me and asked me if he should save the seeds. I turned to him confused and had no clue what he was talking about. Apparently, he was thinking about the zucchini he had picked the day before which he was planning on baking zucchini bread with today. He never told me he was baking this bread today, nor were we talking about the zucchini at the moment. This happens all the time and I tend to feel guilty as I feel like I am not listening to him, when in turn he is not explaining things completely to me.

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31 Responses

  1. Communication is great and I had to laugh at some of the Zombie conversation lol. We used to be like that but are working on it.

  2. Communications is so important and many fights start because of lack of it. It is something we all have to work on with our husbands!

  3. I agree communication is very important in any relationship and miscommunication can be a big problem. It’s important to set aside time each day to talk to one another and to really listen to each other.

  4. I love that video so much truth in that! Communication is indeed Key in marriage and really in any relationship and modeling healthy, open, honest communication is the best way to teach our children effective and meaningful communication. It’s so easy to fall into bad habits because of everything that fills out days. Great reminders to push away all distractions and be truly present and to not hesitate to ask for confirmation that you are really understanding what your partner is saying. Our full undivided, loving, non judgemental attention is one of the greatest gifts we can give each other :-)
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  5. I do agree that married couples do have many times of miscommunications, my husband and I also. I think men and women have different types of brains and also interpret things differently, but we do have to listen to each more carefully as suggested.

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  6. Marriage is hard. My husband and I have been married for 14 years. In that time we have certainly had difficult times, and just as you pointed out, those rough patches had nothing to do with infidelity or abuse. What I have learned though, is if you both try, you can make it through the rough times and come out strong. You both just have to recommit to the relationship. You have to talk. You have to listen. And then you have to take action.
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