Rather than assuming how your partner feels or thinks, have an easy, fast, and convenient way of letting them know.
2. How does it work?
Filling in the straightforward grid, allows you to convey your experience, when you don't have the time to talk or find it difficult to find the spoken words.
3. What if I don't know how to put it into words?
Convenient drop down menus offer a list of very common feelings, issues and needs. The examples give you a language to use and help you put thoughts and feelings into words.
4. How often do I use Talky2?
You can use Talky2 as many times a day that you feel would be helpful. It may be used to convey a specific thing, such as helping your partner understand what has just occurred, or may be used to express a sentiment, that you have been meaning to say.
5. Can you give an example so we understand how it can work?
Bob has had a great day at the office. He is dreaming about telling his wife about his promotion, having a romantic dinner and cuddling in bed. His wife has had a painful argument with her mother. She can't wait for Bob to get home so she can unload and get his input and support. Both are unaware of each other's experience. When he gets home he is all smiles and blurts out the good news. His wife starts to cry and Bob wonders if he done something wrong. She feels that he is insensitive and they go on to blame each other for not being available. A long and difficult evening begins.
Scenario 2: Using Talky2
Bob has had a great day at the office. He is dreaming about telling his wife about his promotion, having a romantic dinner and cuddling in bed. His takes a moment before leaving work to fill in his "Talky2" grid.
I feel: happy and excited about my day.
I need: to share my good news with you, I can't wait.
His wife is alerted on her PDA and now has this information.
She texts him back.
I feel: glad you told me.
I need: time to tell you about the awful fight I had with my mother.
I want to: be there for you as well.
Comment: Thanks for being so thoughtful. I love you.