So, it occurs to me that my communication style is to ask lots of questions. I do that for a couple of reasons, the two primary ones being:
1. As an introvert, I tend to ask more questions, and so talk less, and listen more.
2. As someone in the helping profession, my training has been to practice "active" listening, which includes asking "clarifying questions" in order to make sure I understand what the other is saying and/or feeling.
A lot of my frustration comes from the difficulty I have in getting my wife to answer the questions I ask during conversations. Sometimes it feels like pulling teeth!
My wife, on the other hand, asks very few questions during a conversation.
So, it ALSO occurs to me that perhaps if I ask fewer questions I'll be less frustrated. I'm not sure how hard or easy that would be.
Does anyone have any thoughts about this?