Marriage demands open and regular communication. But who has time for this?
Nathalie and I have side-by-side desks at home, each with a thin client computer. Sometimes we get emails that we like to share with the other, so naturally we just forward them, rather than disturb the other's phone conversation or train of thought. When I get such an email from Nathalie, I might have a comment or two, so of course I bounce it right back. Oddly, we often find ourselves engaged in entire email threads back and forth while sitting in the same room. At some point, one of us finally says, "Cut it out already, I'm sitting right here. Just talk!"