It used to drive me nuts when my kids would zone out when I was talking to them. They generally didn’t stop what they were doing, eyes elsewhere, they might grunt, etc. I knew they hadn’t heard me.
OK, I’m really guilty of doing this to my husband. I nod and say, “uh-huh,” and continue what I’m doing. Ten minutes later I can’t tell you what he said (actually about 20 seconds later I couldn’t). Don’t do as I do, do as I say (and I’ll work on it also).
Let’s REALLY listen to our husbands when they are speaking. We need to hear what they say to live with them peaceably and just to function together as a couple. I’m thinking it’s a habit that can be learned – set down [whatever], look at husband, open ears, repeat his words (if necessary), respond intelligently. It’s worth a try.
I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention. Diane Sawyer
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Be generous! Lori <><