True Life: How Do You Greet Your Spouse??


After a long day at work, how do you greet your spouse?

Depending on the person and what kind of day they have, everyone transitions from work to home differently.

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and she mentioned that her spouse gets irritated because when she gets home she wants to talk about her day, talk about his day, and just unload as soon as she walks in.

I shared with her that some people would like to get home and unwind first before answering questions, since they probably have been answering questions all day at work. I suggested that she gives him about 15 minutes before she starts to unload on her day and that will allow him to transition his mindset and become more willing to fully listen to her.

Some of you may think that's crazy, but when you live with someone and see them every day all day, you don't have the luxury of having true "me time" everyday. So you have to be willing to respect the other person's transition preference.

How do you greet your spouse? How do you prefer to be greeted?