Most men are not nearly as into verbal communication as most women are. Much of this is due to differences in how our brains work, while some may be learned behaviour.
What’s interesting is lack of talking does not mean a lack of connection for men. When two men sit in a boat fishing with a total lack of words, it doesn’t mean they are ignoring each other or would be just as happy alone. They are having a shared experience doing something they both enjoy. The huge fish they caught and released, the one that got away, and the beautiful sunrise/sunset are shared even if they speak few words. The words they do speak are powerful because they are few. It’s like concentrated orange juice – what makes it orange juice is stronger because water has been removed.
Of course, your husband should to learn to communicate with you in the way you need. However, you should learn to share time with him silently and do so on occasion. Add some simple touch and enjoy being with him without words.
~ Paul – I’m XY, and silently sharing a sunset with my wife is a wondrous thing!