Dealing with a man who’s a chatterbox

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Implement a distraction technique

Imagine having to listen to someone go on about either themselves or things that don’t really interest you, like sports, boring! Instead of pretending to be listening, rather shift the focus from him to something else. You could mention how you’ve been meaning to get someone to fix the doors or go away on a short holiday. Before you know it he’ll be playing handy man, giving you a little quiet time to yourself.

Always ask what the point is

Often people who talk a lot never get to the point. Whilst others might consider this as rude, it’s the only way you’ll be able to squeeze in your thoughts or opinion before forgetting the point he was trying to make.

Be empathetic

As much as you love to be heard, your man, who happens to be a chatterbox, does as well. Understand where this is coming from. Is it simply his personality or is it something you can work on changing?

Are you compatible ?

They say opposites attract but dealing with an overly-talkative person can pose challenges later in your relationship. If you always feel bombarded with information, you might consider ending the relationship.

Check how he behaves with other people

Assess whether this is something he does when he’s only with you, or does he do the same with other people? This can help you determine whether or not he’s just selfish or that’s the kind of person he is. 

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