Thoughts on Thursday: Benefit of the doubt

I’m a sign language interpreter, and as such I do a lot of reading into peoples facial expressions and voice tones to understand the full meaning of what they are saying.

Sometimes at home this ‘skill’ backfires. For some reason I seem to misunderstand Mac’s tone alot when he is tired. I just seem to think he is correcting me. The problem with this is I tend to be snippy back and we end up annoyed with each other about something that never really happened…

We need to give our spouse the benefit of the doubt and realize that generally they are trying to help not hurt us.

8 comments on “Thoughts on Thursday: Benefit of the doubt

  1. I agree this can be a hard thing–tonight Mike was asking me a lot of quesitons about the Anti Virus programs I thought Mike was treating me like I didn’t know what I was doing (which I hate). Yep, something we are working on here.

  2. I agree too! I have this problem all the time because Jason has a tendency to sound like he’s annoyed with me when he responds to my questions. That in turn gets me all defense and upset but then it’s all for nothing since most of the time he’s not really annoyed at all. Imagine all the grief I could’ve saved if I had just not read that much into his tone.

  3. Yep, you’re on the right track. Since we’re volleyball lovers around here, we relate it to volleyball. WE’RE ON THE SAME TEAM – SAME SIDE OF THE NET! So passing the ball is okay – giving them a “six pack” isn’t. (period)

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