This Blog As a Conversation Starter
[Sorry about the blank post on Saturday – I was setting future posts and got the wrong month.]
In a recent comment, a wife encouraged others to use my posts as “discussion starters.” This is probably the way to get the most out of what I write here. I know many couples struggle to find things to talk about, so any help is good.
It might be tempting to cherry pick which posts you share. Hit him with the things that upset or confuse you, right? I think you’ll have better success if you share all the posts. Some will generate no real conversation, others a great deal. The advantage of sharing all of them is he won’t feel you’re using them to change him.
The commenter also said her husband did not always agree with my take on things. No surprise, I doubt any man out there has agreed with everything I’ve said. I think men as a whole are slightly more monolithic than woman as a whole, but there’s still a good deal of variation. Even when 80% of men fit into a box, there are those who don’t, and they will be on both sides of the “norm”. Consider what I share here as showing you where the target is. My shot may fall well short of the bull’s eye for your husband, but it should be close enough to allow you to see the target. From there you can work on zeroing in on the bulls eye is for your husband.
~ Paul – I’m XY, and I have nothing cute to say here today.