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Practicing empathy in relationships and communication
Understanding the importance of balance in personal and professional life
Defining your path in life
It is important to remind your partner you appreciate them.
This generates a warm and loving atmosphere as a backdrop to your relationship.
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It’s best to remain as rational as possible when tackling issues such as money, marriage, and family.
Write down the main points you want to discuss with your partner before starting the conversation. Or do something relaxing that you enjoy before having a serious talk.
When you change your own habits for the better, your partner will pick up on it.
Practice paraphrasing instead of responding with nods, a-ha's, and yeah's.
This type of communicating makes your partner feel like they are getting real attention and empathy.
If they are talking about a conflict they had at work say, “So it sounds li...
Try to talk about the issue at hand and how it makes you feel.
“It makes me feel frustrated that you forgot what I wanted. Is there a way I can help you to remember next time?”
When someone else is speaking, we are often waiting for our opportunity to say what we think, rather than actually listening.
Don’t rush in. Consider what they’ve said, and think carefully before giving them your response.
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Instead of focusing on what you don't like and trying to change your partner with judgment, appreciate what is wonderful about him/her. This doesn't mean avoiding problems, as it is vital to learn from the difficulties but being judgmental is detrimental to love.
When setting a boundary with your parent, first show appreciation toward what you are grateful for in the relationship.
For example, suppose your parents continue to interfere in your relationship. In that case, you can state that you appreciate their concern for you and t...
A relationship has to provide the space for emotional intimacy and vulnerability.
Strong relationships need no longer put up emotional walls because you no longer worry about your partner leaving, hence a sense of stability.
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