Sometimes I’d really like it if Wolverine could just read my mind.

The single biggest takeaway I got from pre-marital counseling was that men and women communicate differently.  Men, I was told, need very direct communication.  If I want something from Wolverine, I should tell him in plain English.

So I’ve tried and am mostly successful, I think.  I tend to be pretty candid to begin with, but there are times, even when I think I’m being straight as an arrow, it still goes right over Wolverine’s head.  This causes much frustration.

It causes him much frustration, too.

Sometimes, just sometimes, I wish I didn’t have to think about how to communicate in such a way that he will understand.  I wish that what I say is just understood.


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This post was inspired by the novel Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton. After witnessing her children’s school set ablaze, Grace attempts to find the arson as her teenage daughter lies in a coma in Lupton’s suspense thriller. Join From Left to Write on April 11 as we discuss Afterwards. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.