Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Communication Barriers in Marriage

I love being married. It has been such a wonderful first year of marriage, and I couldn’t ask for a better husband!

Sometimes, marriage can be rather hilarious. You take two people with different personalities, coming from different backgrounds and throw them together and communication can be a bit challenging at times.

One of the roadblocks in communication that we have come up against a few times is the fact that Josh is extremely literal. As in, he thinks that every word that comes from my mouth is absolutely exactly how I feel and completely set in stone.

I, on the other hand, am a pathological over-exaggerator.

As you can imagine, our conversations and attempts to communicate from these completely opposite ends of the spectrum can be quite amusing.

Like the other day, Josh and I were emailing back and forth periodically while at work, like any normal day. However, for the couple of days before we had been so busy that we didn’t get a lot of time together.

So here’s a little snippet of our conversation:

Josh: I am so glad we are both going to just be home tonight. It will be great to spend time together.

Mikalah: I am too! I do have an eye doctor appointment, but I should still be home before you get there.

Josh: Sweet, I will not have to wait for you when I get home then.

Mikalah: Nope, you won't have to wait! Instead, you will most likely be ambushed by an attention starved wife who will pelt you with kisses and cling to you like a deranged monkey.

Josh (ever the harbinger of personal safety): Haha, please give me time to take off my shoes! It would be dangerous if you jumped on me as I come into the entry.

Do you see what I mean? Absolutely hilarious. I, of course, was slightly taken aback that he really thought I would actually fling myself down the flight of stairs to our entryway and assault him with affection as he innocently came in the door from work.

Then again, I can be rather dramatic and overzealous at times.


  1. Hilarious. See, Ryan would say that to me because there is a chance I would fling myself at him, with no regard for safety, causing injury in the process.

  2. Haha Jane, well, I'm glad I'm not the only one! What is love without a few bruises once in a while, right?

  3. Marriage is funny. My husband also takes everything I say verbatim. I just blogged about our weird marriage yesterday.

  4. Ha! So true. I've actually caused real bruises to the day he snuck up behind me to surprise me, and I was sitting at my computer - didn't know he was there, and when he talked, I flew around to see him and punched him in the nose with my head. He actually had a real bruise from that.

  5. OMGoodness jane, speaking of bruises, I nearly fell off my chair laughing at that! You are too funny!

  6. I love it! You two are awesome!!! Marriage is a blessed thing...enjoy every minute!

  7. I'm thinking that Posy the porcelain pig needs to come and visit Mookey the Ceramic Cow here in Arizona.

  8. Oooh, Arizona! She would love to hop on a plane and come visit! However, I think she needs chaperones. =)



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