Sex, Love and Conversation

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Deborah Tannen’s: Sex Lies and Conversation When in a relationship things can be very difficult, like in any other situation there are ups and downs. Deborah Tannen has set out to explain and try to justify the increasing divorce rates in America. Through many social realizations and scientific studies, Tannen is able to make a case on why the divorce rate has increased throughout out the years; Wives believe that their Husbands are no longer listening to them. Women have divorced their husbands more than ever because of communication problems. According to Tannen this is truly not the case overall, it is how men and women have been raised that keep them from being great communicators. Both men and women have their own ways of communicating; ways that they learned was socially acceptable throughout their lives. Men are the prime suspects in communication problem divorces; Tannen has analyzed why and understands the uprising. The main claim in this piece is that men are not listening to their wives, leading to divorce or break up’s. Tannen appeal to reasoning in her piece states that ever since growing up males and females have been separated by sex. This is a significant reason behind how men communicate versus how women communicate. According to Tannen “Bonds between boys’ can be as intense as girls’, but they are based less on talking, more on doing things together.” Men are able to connect to others through activity rather than talking, unlike women who bond better
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