Do you have a silent husband? Wish he would talk to you more? Try some of these ideas to get your husband to talk more. For those of you who aren’t blessed with a (sometimes over-) chatty man, try some of these easy tips to get him to open up a little more.
1. His likes. Don’t always be jabbering on about yourself. A key to good conversation is talking about things both people are interested in. What does your husband enjoy? Brush up on the things he enjoys and you’ll be able to talk about them with him. If you’re married and don’t know what he’s interested in, perhaps you need to start paying attention.
2. Dinner time. If you’re like many families these days, you eat dinner in front of the television. Even if he grumbles about it, set the table and eat dinner looking at each other. Removing the noise around you will make it easier to actually have a conversation.
3. Mute Commercials. Get your husband into a habit of muting the commercials while you’re watching television. That gives you a couple minutes to chat per commercial. It’s not a lot, but it’s better than being bombarded by irritating advertisements.
4. Conversation Books. There are plenty of fun books that are full of random conversation topics. Sometimes people don’t want to talk about their day, their job, their life. Talking about hypothetical situations is a great way to have a fun and informative conversation. You can learn lots of new things about one another by having new conversations.
5. Express Yourself. Sit your husband down, have him look at you, and tell him what you want and why you want it. Express your feelings, and how important it is to you to have him talk to you more. Be honest and direct, and do not blame. Accept responsibility for your feelings and ask for his help.
6. Talk less. And listen. Don’t try to get your husband to talk more by rambling on and on. Give him a chance, and when he decides to talk, be a good listener.
7. Start Small. Start with small conversations and build up to bigger ones. Show your husband he can trust you as a listener.
Have any other great conversation ideas? Please share them below!