|Open communication is very important for any relationship, be it professional or personal|
In the very initial days our courtship, we decided on one thing - both of us would encourage open communication with each other. Till date, we are glad we are able to stick to our decision which has now become a value and mission of our marriage and family.
I always imagined a husband who would listen to me patiently while I blabber about anything random or confide in him about my most kept secrets. Similarly, I was sure I was ready to hear my husband out on anything and everything.
With time, we communicate more and more openly. He has a knack for political, historical, geographical, scientific, and other such boring discussions while I can go on and on talking relentlessly about romantic stories, wonderful tourist spots in the world, leading apparel brands and other such things. Earlier whenever he talked about MMS or BJP or US policies or UK's republic party, I was frown and he would yawn at my mentions of romantic movies and the way I had fun with my crazy friends.
This led to some trouble. While we still wanted to talk openly, we found it was difficult as we had different opinions. Then once when I shouted at him for talking to me about UK's changing government and its impact on UK-Indian bilateral relations, he told me nicely, 'these are the things I like to talk and learn about. I learn them from TV, books and newspapers but I have no one to talk these about. And I do not want to spend time with others discussing about these when I can spend that time with you. So, would not you like it that I stay here with you telling about these things instead of chit chatting with my friends?' This left me thinking.
And I decided. I would not only listen to him, but I would also take interest in his subjects. After all, I want to be his partner in everything! and there it started.
He would read my stuff keenly and I now listen about Anna, Baba and every body else when he talks about them. I am so glad I am learning new things and broadening my knowledge base.
But more than that, I am happy that I stand next to my husband in almost everything. Even in a group, he asks for my opinions on political issues and this brings him much closer to my heart than I ever thought.
I always say 'communication is the key' and my belief has only got strengthened with time.
Try to inculcate open communication in your relationships. It would bring you closer, for sure! :)