Empathy. Not just so you treat your partner kindly, but if they act out of character one day, like maybe they’re a little more gruff than usual, keep in mind everything that could be going through their head, like maybe they had a bad day. I used to take everything personally and as a result I was constantly feeling hurt and upset, but now I’ve…
Have you also found that simply asking questions is compelling? They almost makes us need to respond.
I’d say that curiosity is the “magic word.” When you believe there’s nothing else to someone, that’s pretty much when you’re ready to move on.
This was an eye-opener! Louise, you are the first blogger I began following on Medium (and my favorite). I don’t clap for every blogger, but I’m enthusiastic when I do. I hope to submit to Medium soon. Your blog will save me some anxiety when I obsess about the claps, or lack thereof, I receive. Thank you for sharing your insight so beautifully.