Translation

Sometimes we find ourselves not speaking the same language. Crossed wires. Misinterpreted words. Just like ships in the night. 

Keep talking. Force your point. 

OR

Stop. Ask questions. Shift gears.

The trick here is to be present. Mindfully communicate with an intention to hear just as much as to be heard.

Communicate deliberately. Expect deliberate communication back. If you don't get it, ask 'What am I missing?'.