Marriage Advice: Understanding Differences in Communication Styles

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Marriage Advice: Understanding Differences in Communication Styles

We’ve heard it before: men and women speak and listen in different ways, which can lead to communication problems. Dr. Dana Fillmore says, “…women form relationships through communication that leads to activity, and men…through activity that leads to communication.” What’s to be done? Fillmore offers some advice for men and women. For men, she suggests listening for the feelings as well as the facts; this is the heart of the issue for her. For women she says to be direct, involve him in the conversation, and remember he believes what he has to say is important, so you should too.

 

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