reading body language

Can You Read Your Spouse?

When we interact with our spouses, there is more being communicated than just words. There are messages between the words that require more attentiveness. Most of these messages come in the form of body language. Little facial expressions, hand motions, and posture all reveal an array of emotions.

Reading body language takes patience and focus. The problem is that we get distracted every day. Distractions come in the form of friends, the football game, Pinterest, kids…the list could go on indefinitely. The key is to not let the distractions take priority over effectively communicating with your spouse. In this video, my wife, Susan and I, authors of the new books Lists to Love By for Busy Husbands and Lists to Love By for Busy Wives, share our own struggles in reading body language signals.

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How well do you think you pick up on the facial expressions and body language of your wife? Ask her.

Mark W. Merrill

Mark is the president of All Pro Dad and Family First , a national non-profit organization. He is also the voice of a daily radio program called The Family Minute.

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Huddle up with your kids and ask, “How do you think you can tell what people are really thinking?”


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