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Familiarity Breeds Miscommunications

Why doesn’t your husband understand you? A new research found that being too close to another person may actually hamper communications: The spouses consistently overestimated their ability to communicate, and did so more with their partners than with strangers. Prof Keysar’s colleague Prof Kenneth Savitsky said: “A wife who says to her husband, ‘it’s getting hot [...]