Relationship expert and licensed marriage and family therapist Adrienne Laursen shares 4 things every man needs to know about communicating with women.
1. You CAN read her mind
Women appreciate when a man can figure out what's going on in her mind without her telling him. While this seems practically impossible, many women notice when men pay attention to detail and remember contextual items. For example, say it's your anniversary. In her mind, she's replaying every detail of the first moment you met and she thinks you're doing the same. She may also think you intend to recreate that moment on this sacred day in your relationship. If you can, try to pull one sentimental detail and incorporate that into her day, even if it's just talking about it.
2. Follow through
A lot of women feel loved when their partner does something for them. It's simple: If you say you're going to do something, do it. If you don't, it appears you aren't listening or you simply don't care even if something important comes up. If you can't get to it right away, explain why, and explain that you still find her request important. Then, complete said request.
3. Know how to be empathetic
Empathy is different than sympathy -- it means you're looking at a conflict from another person's perspective and in turn, share their sentiment. Level with her, listen to her and express concern. She wants you to be on her team, not necessarily fix the problem. If she came home after a bad day of work and starts complaining about it, simply say, "I'm so sorry to hear that, I feel for you." You don't need to address the problem, just acknowledge it exists.
4. She'll bring things up multiple times
Women process items by bringing them up repeatedly. She's not always nagging, sometimes she's just thinking out loud. So unless she keeps asking you to take out the trash and it's still sitting there four days later, she's not nagging, she's probably just trying to keep something at the forefront of her mind, and potentially yours as well because she thinks its important.