Have you ever felt misunderstood? So has this READER'S DIGEST contributor:
Searching the library for two books by communications expert Deborah Tannen turned into an Abbott and Costello comedy routine.
"What's the first book?" the librarian asked.
"That's Not What I Meant," I said.
"Well, what did you meant?"
"That's the title of the book," I explained.
"Okay," she said, looking at me a little skeptically. "And the other book?"
"You Just Don't Understand."
I got both books. Eventually.
When it comes to clear communication, even the experts can have trouble. Don't give up! Hang in there. Work through it. Communication is key to a healthy relationship. And remember in the process, it is more important to understand than to be understood.
"A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion" (Proverbs 18:2).