My husband has amazing hearing. (I mean really amazing. He can hear conversations a couple of tables away in a restaurant (you are forewarned).) My hearing is “relatively normal,” but it’s hard for me to hear over other noises. We tend to treat others according to our abilities, so Paul has often talked to me when I can’t hear him. Over the years it’s been pretty frustrating for me (and, I’m sure, for him too).
Well, he’s been working on understand my comparative limitations and treating me according to my abilities (rather than his). He’s not perfect at it, but he really is trying and often succeeding. It’s resolved a good deal of friction and general frustration. Bless him.
When you have similar issues with your sweetie, talk it through and make a plan of action for adjusting to your differences. Then acknowledge when you or your husband improves. Brag on each other a bit. It’s hard work changing how you do life.
If we are to live together in peace, we must come to know each other better. Lyndon Johnson
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