A great post from my friend Lori at The Generous Wife. (http:///www.the-generous-wife.com)
Last year I spent the entire year speaking clearly about what I wanted and needed. No hints. No manipulating. No hoping my husband would read my mind.
Just clear talking.
It was an interesting year (possibly the understatement of the year).
I knew I had communication issues, but, honestly, I didn’t realize how much I let go by without saying something. Or I hinted. Or looked surprised or miffed. You get the idea.
I didn’t communicate my needs and wants clearly. Now, a part of that comes from my messy past, but most of it came from not learning to speak clearly and reasonably with others. Most of this stuff is learned behavior which meant I could learn something different.
So, I practiced. And then I practiced some more. I missed opportunities and I messed up, but over the year I got better.
Now I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I encourage y’all to practice clear speaking. It’s refreshing, honest, and respectful (to you and your husband).
A half truth is a whole lie. Yiddish proverb