HUA

23 Sep

Heard. Understood. Acknowledged.

Probably the only military-derived practice in my life, yet so integral to my marriage. With opposite work/study schedules coupled with the necessity of communication between two people who share a home, John and I converse a bunch over emails, texts, and google voice. And we like to know that the information’s gotten through, or we can get pissy…well, one of us, at least. So, a quick “HUA” in return has been our system for the last couple months. Since I haven’t seen John since I think Tuesday, I have a pretty long row of three-letter emails in my “John” folder.

I’m not really sure I want to know what this says about me, but I oscillate between being concerned and amused.

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4 Responses to “HUA”

  1. ericrosoff September 23, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    HUA

    • annaojesus September 23, 2011 at 5:20 pm #

      Good to know it works outside of military and spouses 😉

  2. Ashley W September 27, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Org Development research shows that there is a class of “disgruntled” employees who only ever want to feel they’ve been heard. We’re trained in facilitating meetings to take a moment and acknowledge that someone has taken a risk and offered something by saying “I have heard you” or something to that affect. According to my seasoned consultant profs, this works wonders in conflict resolution. Go figure.

    • annaojesus September 27, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

      I like it! I think patients feel similarly.

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