What is validating communication
This can be difficult for me, because Erin’s emotions or perspectives often push my buttons.
I get defensive or go into fix-it mode so quickly that it keeps me from validating her.
The message is that it’s OK to think or feel the way he or she does.
Validation occurs when we help our spouse feel unconditionally accepted.
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The more you listen to and validate your spouse’s thoughts and feelings, the more connected you will feel.Prior to joining Focus, Smalley worked for the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University and as President of the …