The majority of couple’s conflict begins with poor or unhealthy communication. One learnable skill that will have a massive impact on your ability to communicate well is empathy. It is important to distinguish the difference between listening and hearing as it pertains to empathy.
can be illustrated by Jim sitting at the kitchen table. Sarah, Jim’s
partner, is talking about what her plans for the day are as she prepares
her packed lunch. Jim scrolls the mornings news on his phone while
eating his bagel and gives a “okay, sounds good” every minute or two so
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