Seth Godin had a remarkable “communication” post that is a great follow up to yesterday’s tip. He shared about how you want to ask “open” questions rather than “closed” questions when trying to engage people.
“Closed” questions typically can be answered with a brief answer or a simple “yes” or “no.” They tend to shut down further conversation. “Did you have a good day?” “Will you take out the trash this evening?”
“Open” questions would be more like, “What did you think of today’s sermon?” or “Where would you like to be in five years?” They invite more thorough talk about a subject and engage both questioner and questionee. Be sure to take in not just your husband’s words, but also tone of voice, facial expression, and body language. Those nuances in communication can give you a great deal of insight into your sweetie.
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Be generous! Lori <><