Why is it that men and women are so verbally different? Men seem content just to process things by thinking about them while women need to verbalize to process their feelings. Communication seems to the number 1 cause of relationship problems between the sexes and I’m sure that is the number 1 topic at marriage counseling sessions.
I’ve written about this before (August 2006), but at that time I was writing about my distrust of talkative men. The fact is that on average, women speak 24,000 words per day where men speak only 12,000 words per day. Women are constantly trying to coax their men into talking more, however men don’t ever seem to try to get their women to speak less.
It is totally unnatural for men to talk as much as women. Believe me women that if you ever do coax your man into being chatty you may be opening Pandora’s Box. You may never forgive yourself when you see what we have been thinking and what we have to say and most of all what we’ve been suppressing for all these years. It isn’t pretty. Just back off and no one will get hurt.