Talking on two different levels

Lindsey and I had a realization today, we have very different communication styles. It’s not like this a surprise, but we just discovered it’s even deeper than we thought.

Fundamentally, we just approach things differently. I am very rational, I like pragmatic steps and actions. Lindsey is more emotionally driven. For her, how she feels is very fundamental to how she deals with problems. For me, it’s not irrelevant, but it’s kind of close.

But what was interesting today was the fact that we were actually arguing for the same position, but we saw it so differently we didn’t even recognize it. We approached the issue from such different points of view we could not see our own shared view.

So, this post is going to be a little different. Instead of us sharing our random newlywed insights we are going to solicit yours. I know, I know, most of you are not the blog commenting-type. Well, get over it and jump in.

Question for our readers: In a marriage or relationship, how do you overcome the difference in communication styles? Any practical tips or advice? How long did it take to iron this out?