Relationships can be challenging. Relationships can also add to our quality of life and mental health. When we work to make our relationships healthy, we increase
Partnerships For marriages or other long-term romantic relationships to thrive, it is important to understand the concept that there are numerous partnerships within the relationship. Even
Often times in contemporary society we listen to respond rather than to understand. We listen until we have a rebuttal, or we listen until we have
Skill #1 – Reflect: Think of this skill as holding up a verbal mirror to the person to whom you are listening and trying to understand.
Skill #2 – Be Curious: Think of this skill as an effort to literally shift your perspective by asking questions so that you can see the
Skill #3 – Validate: Think of this skill as communicating to the other person that you can imagine how their feelings could result from the situation
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