This is ONE OF 3 responses to volume 2, Dionne Card Number 1 ("Gender Gap")...
This sounds like a can of worms but I suspect this group would have fun with a can of worms.
I went to bed with a million thoughts on this one. I started reading a book called ON YOUR ON TERMS. It is about male vs female communication. I chuckled when the author said male dialogue and female dialogue are like two different dialects. Women use words men never use such as: mauve and CUTE (A-HEM, :-)). There were several other words besides these two.
In my experience I find that I want to talk about relationships more than the men because I want reassurance. Finally, I decided that I should accept people as they come and realize that our relationship doesn't have to be validated ALL the time.