Sunday, April 03, 2005

How to Get Your Husband to Talk to You

My husband and I communicate pretty well, but when I saw this book on the shelf at the library I thought, why not, it's always good to improve communication.

So how do you get your husband to talk to you? Not by reading the book with the above title written by Nancy Cobb and Connie Grigsby.

Many of the authors' suggestions, especially in part 1, just don't apply to my husband. They seem to assume that all husbands or men are like theirs, but mine is different.
Unfortunately, since they cover a large amount of topics, they have to stay on the surface with every topic they cover. Even though they spend three chapters on forgiveness, for example, that only amounts to seven pages which isn't enough to go into any detail.

If you need a checklist and then want do further reading on the issues you need to work on most, the book may be useful, but for that purpose I would have expected a nice reference section, with books and articles for further reading on every topic, much more than is included in the Notes section.

So I'm not renewing the book, but returning it to the library after having read about half of it.


Hoagie1 said...
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Hoagie1 said...

What was wrong with my post?

Swan said...

1. It seemed to be off topic, since this post is about the communication of married men and women, not about children, in particular girls.

2. Obviously, relationships don't work without communication. So what's really your question? Please be more specific.

3. I'll delete any comments that may not be respectful to someone. I'm not saying that was your intent. It is just in general my policy only to allow comments that are constructive and don't include any namecalling or disrespectful vocabulary.