A few Saturday’s ago, I was sitting in a comfy chair, reading “smut magazines” – as Tim calls them – I like to think of People and Us as juciy gossip…but whatever…waiting for Tim to get his haircut.
And I tuned into his conversation with Deanna, the hairstylist, and realized they were deeply engaged in conversation. Work stuff…things I hear about all the time…except…she was asking all sorts of follow-up questions and making comments about things that never even CROSSED MY MIND.
He was loving it.
Am I too close to everything to be THAT engaged in his work life? I’m starting to think I’m losing my touch. It seems I’m always off somewhere else in my head…thinking about what needs to be done or what is on my list of to do’s or if Maddie’s had dinner…
I shouldn’t do that.
I should listen, dammit.
Communication is only like, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN A MARRIAGE.