Sometimes it’s hard to really tune in to what is being said. Especially when we are so busy doing other things or so many other things all at once. I must say, I’m guilty. I hear the words, stop and then say, “I’m sorry, what did you say?” It may take a couple of times to really focus and get full understanding of what’s being said. Then I have to think, would I want that? Of course, we all feel what we are saying is just as important as our spouse’s conversation.
Taking time out for just the two of you can be the best thing yet. Being able to focus on one another without the distractions of the household events.
It only takes a few minutes of our busy time to just stop and listen. We say there is no communication but then we don’t give our full attention when there is. What’s that about…it needs to be on our own terms? Being flexible is what makes life more enjoyable and fun.
Getting away from the same four walls can make a huge difference. Of course, we can’t get a way all the time but to consider a romantic get-a-way like Hawaii, Paris, the Caribbean or even Mexico can give direction on a new you for communicating.
Don’t be so “cookie cutter” that you can’t enjoy the things that come at you a different way.
Join the conversation. It just may be worth your while to listen. I know it is for me…still working on getting it right.