Communication is a wonderful thing! Have you ever explained to someone what you would like … and what you get is something entirely different? What’s up with that?
When I say “keep it simple”, your version of simple is different than mine! When I say “a little to the left” you might take a step left … and that could be nasty in certain situations!
If you would like to get better at communicating, then you need to understand something about the different personality types and how they hear and process information. Are you talking to an Analytical, a Driver, an Expressive or an Amiable? Is the person an introvert or an extrovert … and do you really know what that means? There are many sources of information about the different personalities and how to deal with them … here are some for you to check out.
Who knows … you might even begin to understand your spouse a little better!
The bottom line … don’t assume that the person you are talking to, thinks like you. When explaining something, be as unambiguous as possible and try to understand if they really HEARD what you think you SAID.