As stated by Sole, (2011) Listening requires focus and attention, and failure to listen is one of the key causes of miscommunication. I am guilty of this in my situation because I am constantly going a thousand miles per hour and trying to please everyone. Sometimes I forget to just slow down and listen to my spouse. This is the most often culprit of all of our arguments. Last year we received a sizeable tax refund and I remember my wife telling me that we should use it to pay off some credit card debt. However, when my wife found out that I paid of credit card debt and not student loan debt we had a huge fight. Apparently she told me to pay off student loans, but I heard credit card. Well the damage was done, I paid off the wrong debt and now I was left wondering, “What the heck just happened and how to I make sure it doesn’t happen again”. [continues]
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