Try Again?

February 23, 2013

in the generous life

Our husband’s are not perfect communicators. (I know this is truly shocking news!)  ;)

With that in mind, let’s give our guys the benefit of the doubt. When they say something awkward or potentially offending, why not take a breath, smile and ask them to elaborate.

Give them the room to blunder, to wander a bit, or use words that we wouldn’t use. Just ask a few questions and keep listening and playing it back until you understand.

In doing so you create a more relaxed and accepting atmosphere. Conversations aren’t expected to be perfect and understanding is the goal.

The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation …  Deborah Tannen

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John February 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Great advice for husband & wife! To give the grace of the benefit of the doubt can strengthen our marriage. Thank you for the advice


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