Taken from thestar online news (Summarized for "important details")
**Words in blue are originally copy & pasted news; whereas words in red is added by Princess Eileen (the guest author for the blog for the week :P).
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If men listen more, wives will nag less and this is the recipe for happy marriages. (Imagine all the married man throwing apples at me, Yeah, free supply of apples!)
“Caught in the rat race, the problem with Malaysian men is that they do not spend enough time with the family, listening to their wives and children,” said psychologist Dr Leonard Yong
“Paying attention to the wife can reduce the level of nagging and result in good marital relationship. Good focused listening to the wife when she is troubled is the best way to resolve any misunderstanding in the family.
“That does not mean when your wife shouts at you to go away, you leave her in the house and go out. (ROFL LOL, oh my, do married man practise that?) When she says go away, stand still and listen to her woes."
“Then get closer to her and, if she cries, embrace her (And we know what will happen next *wink wink*),” Dr Yong told about 600 people attending his talk on developing openness to new ideas for enhancing creative thinking.
The solution to the problem of wives nagging, he said, is not to talk back but listen attentively to their woes.
“If a husband or boyfriend in another situation walks away when she shouts, that will not be a solution to the problem.
“Creative solutions to relationships come from being able to challenge yourself (wow, challenge yourself in a relationship, relationship is like a war, and don't you guys love wars, for example warcraft thingy? Just treat it as if you are playing a challenging computer game or PS. You guys can beat/kill thousand or millions of demons/devils inside, can arrange & build up an army to conquer your enemies and build a territory, but you can't manage a woman??!?! Tsk Tsk Tsk),” said Dr Yong, an educational psychologist who has also conducted personal training for the Saudi Arabian Cabinet.
“People with high emotional intelligence are often the most successful in their personal lives as well as in their careers,” he added.
Calvin please take note!!!!