- Gender and Relationships
The Difference in the way Men and Women Talk
Let's Talk or Maybe Not
I recently read an article which talked about the difference between the way men and women communicate with each other. The article started me to thinking about the differences between the way my wife and I talk to each other. I came up with four major differences.
My wife talks in sentences
My wife can take a two minute event and turn it into a half hour conversation. Not to say this is a bad thing because I always love to hear my wife talk. Well almost always there are those times when I just wished she'd edit the story a little bit and get right to the point. I on the other hand speak in words, “Yes dear,”, “No, dear,”, Of course I heard what you were saying,” and the final one, “No, I can't repeat it.”.
My wife shows emotion when she talks.
When my wife talks you know how she is feeling. Angry, the voice goes up or she just goes around telling you nothing is wrong. Happy, the voice goes up and she bounces around the room looking like the girl from those Geico commercials. Sad, all I can say is bring the tissues. Me on the other hand I usually don't show much emotion when I talk. Well, unless one of favorite sports teams has just won or lost. Then some emotion comes out.
My wife wants details
This one goes hand in hand with my wife talking in sentences. For instance when my wife asks me how my day went. I know not to answer with the word, “okay”. Because the next words out of her mouth will be, “What does that mean?”. And I better have an answer, a long answer. If not I might end up in the proverbial “dog house”. Me, on the other hand, I am fine with not hearing to many details. I are just satisfied in knowing my wife had a good day.
My wife likes to ask lots of questions
For some unknown reason my wife likes to ask a lot of questions when we converse. Now these are not long questions just questions designed to drive me crazy. Let me give you an example. My wife asks, “How was your day,”. I reply, “It was fine,” She replies with, “Why?”. Not a long question but a question designed to bring out long answers. I usually don't ask many questions. Mostly because I know I will get long answers.
The end of the conversation
I know there are more differences in the way my wife and I talk but I tried to limit myself to these three. I didn't want to get myself into to much trouble. I also know my wife and I have been married for almost thirty years so we must be communicating fairly well. At least I think so. I'll have to ask...but maybe not the baseball game is coming on.