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Communication Expectations

Aug 21, 2015 / Communication     

Many of us expect our spouse to “just know” what we are thinking or feeling.  After years with each other, we begin to expect our spouse to know we’ve had a bad day, that we’re tired, or that we want affection.  They “should just know,” right?  Well, that’s not realistic!  Years of experience make it easier to predict your spouse’s response, but it’s no substitute for communication.  If you want your spouse to know what you need, the answer is simple: tell them.  Carve out five to ten minutes each day where you can express your thoughts and emotions to your spouse.  For more info on this topic go to by blog at



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