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Being a Good Listener In Relationships

  • Listening is key, and proper listening comes with inquisitiveness, attentiveness and curiosity, and not from simply waiting for the partner to stop.
  • If a partner stops talking, gently ask them to tell you more, while making them feel listened to and heard, with no competition or upstaging to massage your ego.
  • Keep asking your partner to open up more and more.
  • If the conversation is not possible, try texting or writing to each other.
  • Remember that it is not about you, and if your selfishness, narcissism or ego comes in between, the conversation is over.

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