Comedian Chris Rock once said that women loved talking so much, that if talking were an Olympic sport men wouldn’t stand a chance. Alright, so women enjoy talking…a lot. What do men have against talking? There doesn’t seem to be a loss of words when it comes to NBA playoff debates or fantasy football stats!
What some men seem to dread is the discussions about their relationships, though. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of the long drawn out talks about relationship issues either. I understand that communication is important to make a relationship work. I just think some people take it too far and go overboard. How much communication do you really need in a relationship, anyway?
A reader emailed me recently because she has a hard time getting her man to talk about their sex life. She wants to find out what he likes, tell him what she likes, and really work on making things better. Her man is not the “communicating type” i.e. he’d rather just figure it out in the bedroom without all the deconstructing and analyzing.
I know that a man who is not big on communicating is likely to change, but is there some way to compromise this kind of thing?
Men, does it bother you when you are pressed to share feelings, thoughts, etc. when you are dating someone? If you are in a relationship, are you willing to meet your woman half way and do a little more communicating?
Ladies, do you find that talking to your man about the relationship is like pulling teeth? Have you tried taking him to a sports bar and talking to him over a beer? <– Advice from Steve Harvey. True Story.
BY Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog