Today Raúl changes languages. No more English. I’ve asked him to switch to Spanish only.
Things are going to get annoying for both of us, but I expect especially for him. When I don’t understand, he’ll have to speak more slowly and think about another way to say something. If it were me, I’d just want to say it in English and get my meaning across.
This past weekend when we were talking about what to do, he pointed out that we’ll have a lot more options when I can understand more Spanish. Right now we’re limited to doing things that don’t require a lot of comprehension on my part. Even going out with friends can be a bit boring for me as they talk slowly for about one and a half sentences then zoom! Off they go.
There is no end to my appreciation of Raúl. He is so generous to curtail his own social life a bit so that I’m not left bored or feeling abandoned. I have made it clear that if he needs outings where he’s not worrying about me, then he should take them, definitely! I know I would.
Tomorrow will be the real test of this change to English. We’re not getting together today. I just hope it’s not too frustrating for either of us!
- Difficult and/or annoying changes often need to be implemented if you want to achieve your goals.
- The easy way is not always the best way.