He’s Not Ignoring You!

One common complaint heard in therapy is that one spouse is ignoring things that are important to the other. Often this perception is more about misinterpretation of actions than actual fact. While the facts of a spouse’s behavior are important, it is important not to interpret motive without talking over the situation. For example, if the wife expects her husband to do the dishes and he doesn’t, she may make the assumption that he wanted to hurt her. If she take the time to discuss the situation with her husband, she may find that the chore didn’t even register as something he needed to do. Men and women’s minds work differently, and priorities are sometimes different.

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