Why Is It So Hard For Men and Women To Listen To Each Other
HEY LISTEN UP! Yes, I'm talking to you. Did you know that the first week in March is "Listening Awareness Week?" You should because Traci and I were talking about it...or weren't you paying attention? Tsk Tsk.
So if you missed our chat, it had to do with conversations that we find boring and asked the listeners what topics they tune out. Your answers ranged from "someone's else pets" to "my girlfriend's day at work."
For me, the bigger question is: Why don't men and women listen to each other? Yes, we know the other is talking but we don't hear each other sometimes.
We hear things that we are personally interested in like our favorite food and sports. I had a conversation recently that was going very well and the next thing I know, it was in the ditch. I'm not sure how it got there so fast and the harder I tried, the worse it got.
Go here to see other times that men aren't listening to the ladies. Okay, what about the women? This is harder for me since I'm not one...Thank you Captain Obvious. One lady I know has the ability to find the one thing that I did wrong and remind me over and over again about it. By the way, I'm not talking about Traci.
Here's the bottom line for me. There seems to be a disconnect. As men, we should listen and love you but it doesn't always turn out that way. I find that pride is one of the biggest problems in communication. Priorities get in the way to and no one gets what they want.
We know you are talking but we don't always seem to hear you. Just saying "What can I say to end this conversation," only makes the conversation last longer...A LOT LONGER!
Some try a couples psychiatrist and still no one listens, costing you time and money. I don't have the answer, do you?