Can we talk?
Timing Is Everything!
If you bombard your man with complaints the minute he walks in the door from a hard day at work, he likely won’t be willing to listen, advises Johnson in The Marriage of Your Dreams: A Woman’s Guide to Understanding Her Man.
“When your man is watching television (especially sports) or reading the newspaper, it is not a good time to try and engage him. Men do not multitask very well. If you ask him to concentrate on more than one thing at a time, you will likely both end up frustrated. Watching sports on TV is a downtime of release for men – it’s a time they recharge their batteries. When I am watching a game on television, my wife will usually say, ‘When you have a break in the game can you come and see me? I need to get your opinion on something.’ That prompting allows me to prepare myself mentally for a discussion.”