Dear Whys Guy: "Why Does My Guy Always Interrupt Me?"

By Aaron Traister, REDBOOK


Whenever we walk around our neighborhood and I'm telling a story or talking about something, my guy interrupts me to point something out he wants me to see like a vintage car or a funny bumper sticker. He insists he's not being rude by interrupting and that if he waited until I was done talking, I'd miss it. Does he just think whatever I'm talking about is boring?

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No, he probably believes that, "If he waited until {you} were done talking, {you'd} miss it."

However, if he's always in a position where he's interrupting you, then maybe you're not letting him get a word in edgewise.

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Instead of assuming the worst and deciding that he's acting rude and disinterested, really listen to one of your conversations and see whether you both need to work on how you communicate.


Need help decoding odd male behavior? Redbook columnist Aaron Traister, who lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two kids, is our resident male who is happy to answer any questions you might have about the mind of a man. Either leave your questions in the comments or email him at with Whys Guy in the subject. Letters, emails, and comments may be edited for clarity and length.

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