Intimate Relationships in Medical School is for anyone studying the medical sciences who is married or in a committed relationship. Michael Myers-an experienced psychiatrist and clinician- uses several case examples throughout the book which are composites from his practice. Through these and the author's suggestions and insights, the busy, committed medical student and his or her partner will increase their ability to confront and resolve misunderstandings.
Chapter 3: Listening1
We always tend to think that we listen well when we are communicating with our spouses or partners. However, listening is easier said than done. It is a very active process that requires a lot of attention. Hence, it is no surprise that our listening can be handicapped if we have a lot on our minds, we are preoccupied, too many people are talking at once, the TV is on, we're in the middle of reading a book, or someone comes to the front door.
Listening is the bedrock of good communication. Here are some factors that commonly contribute to a breakdown in listening and some processes that may get in the way when you are listening to your spouse or partner and what he ...