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Knowing that you are being heard is one of the experiences most likely to cement a feeling of connection to another.
Use a technique called “active listening” - a form of listening in which you acknowledge that you understand what is being said.
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Simply spending time together doing unimportant and supposedly meaningless activities—reading the paper, listening to music, watching TV, or doing laundry—can be more important to the health of a relationship than talking about feelings.
Finding a healthy balance between talking and listening is difficult in most relationships, but even harder as you get to know each other, so it’s important that you both get a chance to talk and listen.
We feel closer to others when we can talk about the experiences we have in common.
You communicate a genuine interest when you inquire or listen to the small details that make up your partner’s day. It’s those insignificant moments that make up the reality of our lives.
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