FOX 9 Relationship Expert, Adrienne C. Laursen, LMFT, shares 4 things every woman needs to know when communicating with her partner.
1. He can't keep up with you
Women like to bring in historical data in connection with conflicts and draw a lot of information forward -- sometimes it's too much background for him to handle and not germane to the argument, in his mind.
2. He's trying to figure out which problem to address first
Of all that information, he doesn't know what to focus on and what to address. He wont' know which piece of information to choose when drawing from the context women provide.
3. He's likely scared of your emotions
When women get emotional, men can become overwhelmed just as a woman is in a state of conflict.
4. He's not wired to give you what you need
Women want empathy, and men like to fix things. When women are in conflict, they think men turning into "fix it" mode means he's not listening. Helpful hint: Women, when you want to address an issue, tell your man that you'd simply like him to listen to you.
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