I’m “running” in the CMBA half marathon (blogging daily from Oct 1st to 13th) by writing “13 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage.”
13 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage
#2 – It’s far kinder and more effective to speak directly and clearly to your spouse.
Hints don’t work. Talking about a subject but not being specific about what you want doesn’t work. Hoping your spouse has taken up mind reading does not work.
You need to be clear. Try “hon, do you have time to mow the yard this week?” rather than, “boy, the grass really is getting long.” Even if you don’t get the answer that you hoped for, you have been clear and everyone knows what the discussion is about. Sure beats misunderstanding and miscommunication.
Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood. William Penn
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Happy Wives Club: Hold Each Other Tight My condolences, Fawn and family. A moment to remember and an outstanding poem.