How to fix this conversation, part 2
February 27, 2011 1 Comment
I have another sample conversation I’d like to invite you to weigh in on. What advice would you give this couple? How could this conversation go differently?
One evening, they went out to a romantic dinner that Tim had planned. They had a great time at dinner, holding hands and talking as friends, and each thought about making love later that night. Then they got into the car to drive to the ballpark to see a baseball game. On the way there, Tim’s BlackBerry rang, and he decided to answer it, thinking it might be the baby-sitter. However, it turned out it was his mom. When the lengthy phone call ended, Samantha confronted Tim.
SAMANTHA: Why do you always let her interfere with our relationship? This is our evening out.
TIM: (really hot under the collar) There you go again, blasting me when we’re going out to have fun for a change.
SAMANTHA: (sounding indignant) Well, I didn’t know we were planning on bringing your mother with us.
TIM: (words dripping with sarcasm) Ha, ha. Real funny, Sam.
See answer here.