Dear Carolyn: My child is at college now. He/she calls us several times in a week. With my spouse, my child can talk for 90 minutes about absolutely nothing and they seem to enjoy it. When I answer the phone, the conversation is usually over in less than five minutes, because I cant imagine talking about nothing is interesting to anyone.
Any advice in how to fake interest in talking about the weather, etc., so I dont end up losing any future meaningful relationship with my child? Talking About Nothing
Talking About Nothing: Um.