Sounds easy, right? This I have to admit, is something I struggle with. I HEAR him, but I seldom listen. He knows this though, and if it’s something really important, he always asks me if I heard what he said. If I didn’t, I’m truthful and say no. Then the cycle begins again. The issue is that I look him straight in the face when he talks, but I hear the long list of things I have to do in my head instead of what’s coming out of his mouth. He’s a bit of the opposite. He’ll sit on the couch, staring at the TV while I jabber about something important, and I’m sure he didn’t hear a word I said. I’ll ask him, he’ll say he did, and then go ahead and reiterate everything I mentioned and listed. It embarasses and amuses me each time he does it. So, I guess he is the better listener in the relationship and I do have to work on this. Granted, I have been working on it for about 5 years, but I’m sure I’ll get it eventually. Maybe this month is the month I finally learn to clear my mind and take in what he’s actually saying to me. Maybe.