Are you assuming that your spouse knows what you want or need? Are you assuming things about your spouse? Stop assuming and start asking. This Double Date will help with the communication barriers that you are facing.
Talk About It:
What’s one thing you took away from this Double Date?
What do you think might be the benefit of asking for what we need more directly?
What do you think might be the benefit of asking for the response that we need?
Think About It:
Do I assume my spouse knows what I want or need?
What are the messages in my head that keep from from asking for what I need? For asking for the response that I need?
Notes and Quotes:
Stop the assumptions. If we learn to ask our thoughts, we will reduce our conflict.
Your spouse doesn’t see the same needs/tasks that you see. Stop assuming they do.
Don’t hint, assume, or hope. Ask for what you need in a kind way.