You have dreams. But thoughts of ‘how talk to my husband about my dreams’ are running through your mind.
That dream could be writing your first book, starting a business or running a marathon.
Pursuing your dreams will make you feel more fulfilled and definitely make you a better mother and woman.
You are special. Really, you are! You have something that you need to share with the world.
But those nagging thoughts keep coming up on what your husband may say you do if you actually tell him about your dreams.
Men and women are different
First things first. Know that men and women process information differently.
Even if you look at the difference between a man’s brain and a woman’s brain there are some distinct differences that make a man a man and a woman a woman.
So keep in mind that your husband isn’t going to process information like you do. And that’s ok.
Men are naturally more focused on solutions compared to women.
It is not that men are not empathetic when you are talking about your dreams and challenges that will make it difficult to achieve those dreams, but their brain responds differently when you are stressed or expressing a problem.
Men’s brains are wired to be more concerned with fixing a problem than showing feelings. So be prepared for suggestions and little excitement when you share your dreams with a man.
How to talk to my husband about my dreams
Now you’re ready to talk to your husband about your dreams. Before you do, check out these tips.
When I am reading my Navy emails I stumble on a few long emails that sender includes the acronym BLUF at the beginning of the email. BLUF stand for bottom line up front. BLUF is a summary of the long email with recommendations and conclusions.
If you notice that your husband is checking out as you are talking to him you may want to implement BLUF.
Be sure to discuss the bottom line. If your dream is going to cost money and/or extra time away from the kids make sure you discuss that as well.
Remember, men’s brains are naturally wired to fix problems and come up with solutions.
Be sure to have a general idea of how you are going to achieve your dreams. This will allow your husband to relax a little and be more accepting and supportive in your pursuit.
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Also, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with financial aspect if your dream involves an investment. It is good to have an idea how to at least break even.
Share a win
If you can, sharing a win with your husband would be awesome. Even if you don’t think that it was a big deal, let alone a win, share it.
This will show that you already are making progress. Making it even easier for your husband to jump on board and be the support that you need to achieve your dreams.
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