Sunday, October 6, 2013

Do You Listen to Your Spouse?

Do you tune out your spouse, or half-listen to him/her?  I'll tell my husband about plans I have made for us, and a few days later I'll remind him.  He'll swear I never told him about those plans.  He'll be talking to me as I'm leaving the room, and I'll walk back to him asking, "What was that?"

He says I never listen to him, and I say I didn't hear him because I was running water, he had his back to me while he was talking, or I thought we were done talking and I'd already walked out of the room.  lol  We laugh about this all the time and wonder if we're losing our memory, or is it really the excuses we give. 

It could be age, but I don't think that's the whole answer. All of us live busy lives, and it's hard to slow down and listen to those around us.  We often listen with half an ear while doing something else.  It's easier to listen to a friend that you only see once in awhile than to a spouse you spend day and night with. 

My husband and I love each other, and we tell each other often, but we could spend more time listening to one another.  Smile!

What do you and your spouse do?  I'll be eager to hear comments on this. 

Have a great week, and I'll see you next weekend.

Best always,

Sandra K. Marshall


Amber Skyze said...

Oh Sandy, mine never listens. He frustrates me to no end. lol I tell him something and he swears I never told him. :)

Melissa Keir said...

My hubby mumbles and it frustrates him when I have to ask him to repeat. But I agree, we don't always listen to those who are most important to us. We also jump to conclusions and think we know what they are saying, so we hear what we want.

Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

Amber, my husband says I don't hear him. lol Both of us working around airplanes may have some hearing damage.

Melissa, my husband mumbles,too. Not only that when he watches television he gives a commentary on everything, so I can't hear what's being said on TV. lol Men, you just have to love them.

Marianne Stephens said...

I think we tune out each other at times...just normal behavior! He mumbles at times...and then talks to me when I'm trying to write! AACK!

Rose Gorham said...

I can relate to all your answers ladies. I call it selective hearing. When it comes to hunting and fishing or something he's really interested in, you can bet my hubby listens to every detail.
I don't think I'm that bad. At least I hope not!