A friend of mine recently shared a communication problem she’s been experiencing with the guy she’s dating. Like myself, she’s a talker. She enjoys discussing opinions, views and arguments. For example, she has very straightforward political views. When she brings up politics to her boyfriend, he changes the subject or replies with something like, “I don’t take sides”.
These type of people drive me crazy. Clearly, I’m not the only one bothered by them.
I understand politics can be a little touchy. Regardless, I think it’s important to know your partner’s view; whether that be politics, sports teams or future goals. More importantly you should have an opinion about these things. You have a right to that opinion.
I challenge you; stand up straight, make eye contact and respond in a grown-up sentence.
Don’t be a shrugger.