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Kyga2
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My husband is a true storyteller, and I mean that in a good way, as in he’s a good public speaker because he is good at set-up, timing, etc. HOWEVER, I don’t want the set-up. If something happened today, just tell me what happened, I don’t want the rising action and character development; just get to the climax of this story. He gets frustrated with me when I tell people about things that happened because he says that I leave key elements out. I want to get in and get out, so to speak. When people take a long time to get to the point I feel anxious. I want to have patience with my husband but sometimes I want to yell, “Stop the dramatic pauses and just tell me!!”.