But seriously - women need to just let men sit in silence if that is what they feel like doing.
Eventually they all talk - men talk as much or more than women but not necessarily to their women when they have friends who share their interests. If your wife loves to boat then share with her and as was said, she may have an idea on how to fix the boat.
I have been with my husband for 48 years. I never ask him what is wrong when he is broody. Ours is a calm and an open and honest relationship. Neither of us has ever needed constant reassurance of love or constant attention. If he had something to say to or about me or the animals or family or our place he would say it in his own good time. Otherwise I know he is puzzling and brooding about something else.. The other day it was about how to get the new bird feeder to stop spinning in the wind. Lots of wind here. A bolt.
This is the best explanation of men's and women's brains I have ever heard.
Heard about an old couple whose granddaughter and husband came for a visit. The old man would start all his speaking to his wife with honey this and sweetie that. The granddaughter told him it was sweet the way he called grandma sweetie or honey all the time. The old man looked at her and said "forgot her name".
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