Friday, May 31, 2013

Lesson 5 - Communication:The Small Stuff

In case you're new here, I've been doing a marriage series about what makes our marriage work. You can find other posts here. Go check them out, right now.

Okay now that you're back. I thought I would let you guys in on something that most people think is weird, but it totally works for us.

Are you ready, hold on to your seats and don't think we're completely crazy.

You sure you're ready?

As you know Mr. and I have been together for almost 10 years now, and since our very first date (that didn't involve a bar, haha), we have NEVER listened to the radio. Yep we drive in complete silence.

That time we drove from Washington D.C. to Vermont and back in a week (about 1200 miles), we didn't turn on the radio. Or the other time we went to Yosemite to Aptos and back home (about 1000 miles), no radio. If we don't have anything to talk about we sit in silence. Strange to most people I know. But it works for us, it forces us to communicate with each other and really enjoy each other's company. For whatever reason after 10 years, we still have stuff to talk about. I would probably say 40% of our drives are in silence (sometimes I sleep, so that accounts for probably 10%, hehe). We just enjoying the scenery we are passing, like the one time we passed a Zebra on the California Coast just grazing, we back tracked and took pictures.

Now when the radio is on, it seems strange and very loud that it's on in the car when we are both there, and we usually turn it off right away. There have been a handful of occasions when we do turn on the radio, like if a LA Dodger game is on or Chicago Bears game is on and we're driving and I'm sleeping Mr. will turn it on so he can listen while he drives, but mostly when I'm sleeping he just drives in silence.

So next time you're in the car with your honey, turn the music/talk radio off and see what happens. It might just surprise you!

1 comment:

  1. Wow I can't believe you guys drive in silence! That is pretty impressive. I mean, my husband and I have plenty to talk about.. but we just love singing in the car on long rides. Or, attempt to sing songs. Sometimes we even act out the lyrics, it gets a bit tricky, but nonetheless it's fun. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee