How to get your husband to listen to you

Feel like you're being tuned out? Is it never the right time to have a conversation? Read on to thaw the listening freeze.

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The scenario is always the same: You want to talk, and your husband is watching TV or sitting at the computer. You begin to tell him a story or ask him a question and he mumbles, ““Mmmhmm”” or worse, doesn’’t answer. You feel invisible, and he’’s annoyed that you’’re interrupting him.

It’’s the classic “tune out” and we’’ve all been there. But how do you get your partner to pay attention and listen to what you have to say? We asked relationship expert and America’s Love Doctor, Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., for advice that really works.