We all know that communication is the lifeline of a growing marriage, but what if you’re married to someone who won’t talk? First of all, don’t condemn them. When you say, “Why won’t you talk to me?” the door closes even more tightly. Let me suggest that you ask questions about a topic that is of interest to your spouse. That may be football, or golf. It may also be the church or the Bible. Be satisfied with short answers. The more they talk the easier it will become. How you respond when they talk is also important. If you say, “That doesn’t make sense,” then, don’t expect them to answer your next question. On the other hand, if you say, “That’s an interesting idea. Tell me more,” you keep the door open. A positive atmosphere makes talking easier.
December 10, 2013