“No,” she said. “He never told me!”
Remember that old dog training saying, “Blah, blah, blah, blah, sit!”
“Communication,” my Dad the attorney, used to say, “isn’t what comes out of your mouth. It’s what is received by the other guy!”
So, during that couples session as I translated what the man was saying – trying to say – his wife’s eyes popped open.
“Oh, my gosh,” she said shaking her head.
“I didn’t have a clue that was what you were saying!”
How often do you imagine your feelings have been hurt because of poor ‘translations’?