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.

11 comments:

  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.

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  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?

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

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  4. Ha! So true. I've actually caused real bruises to him...like 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.
    :/

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

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

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

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

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