We had the opportunity to drive a Mazda CX-3 for a week free of charge. The words shared in this article are true and was not persuaded by the use of the Car.
Y’all know I’m the the Rona Barrett of the projects (Good Times reference) and my husband is the quiet mouse in the corner. Our communication styles are so different. I’m an avid talker and he is a man of few words. See the funny thing about marriage is it will challenge you to TALK outside the box. Meaning, capturing the right opportunities to chat with your spouse even if you don’t think the “place” is right.
Some of our most fun conversations happens when we are in the car & the farther we have to travel, the crazier the conversations become.
We recently hopped in the Mazda CX-3 and decided to go for a ride. The ride was actually a road trip to Memphis, TN.
Let me frame this for you.
We truly enjoy spending time together and with the limited time we have together now, we utilize anytime in the car to have fun.
The Mazda CX-3 isn’t a big car. It’s a crossover SUV with all the power of a big SUV but the coziness of a luxury mid-size car. So the compact size of the car lended itself to be the perfect backdrop for our silliness and a way for us to connect.
My husband is a man of few words but he is a music buff, more like snob [but buff sounds better.] So anytime we are in a car together, I use it as the jump off point to get our conversations started.
The CX-3 music dashboard provides us with the options to listen to XM Radio, pandora, listen to music from our phone via Bluetooth or usb. So y’all just don’t understand how major that was for us.
Anyway, this particular car ride, we were listening to channel 50 Backspin on XM Radio-a hip hop station. A Big Daddy Kane song came on the radio and I started asking about the artist & the hubby, being all proud, started telling me about the artist & how he’s a legend.
Well, I will not bore you with the interchange that took place between the hubby & I about “everyone isn’t a legend” but if you want to watch the interchange, you can watch the video. Click on the picture below & watch the video.
Oh wait, back to communication. Communication comes in many forms.
It’s important that you and your spouse learn the best way to communicate and connect with each other. Effective communication is the only way to eliminate gaps in the marriage.
Neither of us are really phone people but we enjoy a good conversation like most folks. So face to face conversations and text messages are our go to…….BUT we are quick to throw in some music to the mix!
Music is a good conversation starter. If you ever are stuck on what to talk to your spouse about, put on some music.
Better yet, hop in the car. Turn on the radio. And enjoy a fun ride with your spouse talking about music. I can guarantee it will lead to more topics & you will learn something new about your spouse or from your spouse.
Don’t think communication has to be limited to the phone, social media or even text messages. Communication can happen in a car & come in the form of music.
The Mazda CX-3 was good to us. We created new memories in that car from the unlimited amount of laughs to the fun and sometimes in-depth conversations we had.
I challenge you this week to start a conversation with your spouse about their favorite genre of music or artist. And be amazed at just how far the conversation will go.