Don't finish my sentence!

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  1. becky

    becky Enthusiast

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    My husband constantly finishes my sentences. I can't stand it! Here's a few recent examples involving our new cats-

    Me: 'I was just reading about feline vaccinations. When did the vet say the cats need their..'

    Him:'Distemper shot?'

    Me: Man! That chapter on feline urinary issues was really scary. I can't believe they can get...'

    Him: 'Cystitis?'

    I feel like yelling 'No, you clod, that IS NOT what I was going to say!' Lol. I don't, though. Anybody else have this trouble??
     
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  3. JaimeMarie

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    I think that happens when you have been together for a long time.
     
  4. becky

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    But I don't do that to him. It's infuriating, as though he thinks he can read my mind! Lol- I wish he could read my mind!
     
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    LOL I guess you should start doing it to me.
     
  6. TeacherSandra

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    wow, Becky, YOU sound like my husband...I don't mean to; but I end up finishing his sentences and it's not what he was going to say. I guess some of us enjoy talking? Maybe we think we know what you're going to say. Sometimes he is just so non-stop it aggravates me! :pWe've been married 21 years. :rolleyes:
     
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    Isn't it a GOOD thing he is LISTENING to you??? It would be much worse if he tuned you out and didn't hear a word you said.
     
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    My teacher partner and I finish each other's sentences. Which is a good thing, because half the time, we can't remember what we were trying to say! ha! We say that's why we keep the other one around, except sometimes, we don't know what the other one is really talking about. Then it just gets confusing. Have you told your husband not to finish your sentences?
     
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    Becky, that sounds just like my youngest! She always finishes my sentences wrong like your husband, that's what's irritating! :lol:
     
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    Becky, I'm sorry your hubby is like that. Mine thank goodness doesn't do this. I think I would have to beat him up if he did! :p
     
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    I guess I don't get what the big deal is........:confused:
     
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    I think it's because someone isn't listening to you if they interrupt you and it wasn't what you were saying. It's kind of like in their heads they are thinking of what they think or want to say instead of trying to understand what you are trying to convey? So you feel like you're having a parallel conversation instead of communicating. Maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    because I always finish other people's sentences! :rofl:
     
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    oh, that is funny, Glenda! It took me a minute to get it! :lol:
     
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    My husband and I get sloppy with our manners. We gently remind each other "I wasn't finished. Please let me finish." I think you should tell him how you feel when you are both in a good mood. These are the kinds of things that can drive you crazy over time!
     
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    my hubby takes LOOOOOOOOOOONG pauses...example:

    "today we went over to.................."

    so if i am feeling impatient...i finish for him

    "MARS! you brought home an alien and now i guess you expect for me to cook for them!!!"

    i mean LOOOOOOOOOOOONG pauses...makes me NUTTY!

    i tell him all the time its a good thing we have been married for over 10 years and i have lost the recieot! :)
     
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    oh, I lose track when people take too long or go off on too many tangents. When they're finished, I ask, can you please say that one more time? and I'm thinking, now that you know what you wanted to say, you can say it without all the long pauses so I can concentrate! It actually works most of the time. :lol:
     
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    :lol::lol:
     
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    :thanks: :p
     
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    but isn't it rather odd that when you do this same thing to that person, they say...

    Mom, you didn't let me finish!!

    Mom, PLEASE!

    Mom, I wasn't finished.


    yes, it is the dreaded adult daughter who has this vicious syndrome!

    But I can't finish a single sentence. Not only does she complete my thoughts, she starts a whole new topic! :crosseyed

    I've told her a couple of times, "You know dear, you keep interrupting me...if you do this to me, I am sure you do it to other people...

    Don't think she heard me..was busy saying something else! :unsure:
     
  21. bonneb

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    haha!
    We all get impatient. Listening is a discipline, certainly. I have quiet friends, and I have to tell myself, "No. QUiet. Listen."

    Manners take discipline and practice!

    And yes, at least your hubby is listening!
     
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    KDS my husband does the same thing and it drives me crazy so next time I am going to use a statement like yours "MARS! you brought home an alien and now i guess you expect for me to cook for them!!!"
    Thanks for the idea!
     

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