'My wife barely talks to me'

She does all the household chores and keeps everything in ship-shape in the house. Even when I am at home, she is always doing something or the other. My parents and sister live with us. How do I know what is going on in her head?
— Niresh

Illustration/ Amit Bandre

Dear Niresh,
Chances are that she is so tied up with the household chores that it barely leaves any time for her to sit back and talk. Remember it is not only you but also your parents and sister that she has to tend to. It is pretty obvious that she has her hands full all day long. Or perhaps she is soft-spoken and as your marriage is only six months old, she is not yet comfortable in her new home. Instead of groaning and moaning about her silence, why don’t you try and bring her out of her shell. For starters give her a helping hand. Out of respect, she may not be telling you about her workload. Also, why didn’t you spend some time outside the home with her. Take her out to a mall or restaurant often, only after you spend time with her, you will get to know what is on her mind.

Diana will solve it!
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