Small talk can make a big difference in relationship



December 16, 2019 - 9:43 AM

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 can’t imagine talking about nothing is interesting to anyone.

Any advice in how to fake interest in talking about the weather, etc., so I don’t end up losing any future meaningful relationship with my child? — Talking About Nothing

Talking About Nothing: Um.

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