Writing Response: Sex, Lies, and Conversation by Deborah Tannen

I do agree with a lot of what Deborah has to say on the subject of communication between a husband and wife. I can relate to her findings in research of the communication because I have personally experienced most of what she is relating to. I have been married for 5 years now and I have been on the good side of communication in a marriage, and I have been on the BAD side. When I say the bad side, I mean we really didn’t communicate. It was like a chore for us to speak to each other. During this time in my marriage times were the toughest. I was never home, traveling, and working 70hrs a week.  Not giving my wife the communication she needed as Deborah states” it is intimacy is the fabric of relationships, and talk is the thread from which it is women.” Deborah talks how women need to talk about anything with their spouse.  Right now my marriage is the strongest it has ever been, I am home every night and my wife and I talk about our day every night before we go to bed. Communication is one of the most important items in a happy marriage. Once you figure that out,  you will not fail unless other things happen.


I also like how Deborah explains the different ways that the women communicates compared to a man. I feel she was very close if not right on the physical and emotional responses of man and women. This was a good and well put together essay.


One response to “Writing Response: Sex, Lies, and Conversation by Deborah Tannen

  • ejfleitz

    David, you have a good start to your blog, keeping up with the required writing responses. I’d suggest adding more to your blog to help it better reflect your blog’s theme, such as adding tools or features to your site, such as a list of links to other related websites. Let me know if you have questions.

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