In this episode of our relationship podcast Something Like Marriage, we discuss our roles in conversation. No one wants to be bad at conversation, especially when we are all trying so hard to understand one another!
In the past, we were not doing well with our conversations because we didn’t really understand what each other really needed. Jon thought I wanted him to solve the problems I was sharing with him, while I just wanted to be heard and affirmed. I seem to process my days through talking, while Jon is more internal and needs questions to prompt him to share about his day.
(Theme music: Ethan Anderson, Photo credit: Laura Ockel)
Relationship Podcast Gems:
- We encourage you to talk with your partner/spouse about what you need and want from conversations.
- Be clear of your expectations, maybe before you begin sharing. “I need you to listen and affirm me.”
- Meet “Buddy” the bird who ate lunch at Joes’ Farm Grill on Instagram.
Stream “How Not To Suck When Talking With Your Sweetheart”
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