In a previous segment we discussed the topic Tools from the Man Cave for the PRP - Conversations Build Friendship. This is a continuation of that segment ; this is part 2. Men, the previous segment reminded us that women tend to have a greater need for conversation than we do. But, also conversation is an important tool that is used to build friendship and connection, which create the foundation for a passionate relationship. Since many women have a greater need for conversation than their husbands, it is understandable that at times there will be frustration regarding the high need for communication that some women have as opposed to their husbands. It’s important to remember that through her conversation, she strengthens the foundation of closeness and friendship in the relationship.
From the Man Cave: (tools for the men)
Men, the challenge that we often face is that, we typically don’t need to have as much conversation to feel connected. Two tools from the Man Cave that will be most helpful to us are patience and awareness. You’ll need patience to listen, and not zone out or interrupt, as she is speaking. You’ll need awareness to remember that she needs the conversation with you. It’s a necessity, not a luxury. Your relationship is worth it.
As your precious lady is talking, during some of those long conversations and your eyes begin to glaze over—wondering when she’ll be finished, try to remember that sometimes she’s not really talking about issues related to work, the children, finances, or dinner plans. What’s she really saying is, I want to feel close to you.
Have you and your wife had any conversations recently in which you could tell that she was really trying to connect and feel closer to you? On a scale of 1-10, how patient and attentive are you when you wife is speaking?
Lastly, Guys, I think the following scripture sums it up well:
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; (James 1:19 ESV)
Dr. Simon – The Relationship Doctor at Center for Passionate Relationships (CPR)
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