Does nodding along communicate that you agree with everything someone says? Couples that have a difficult time communicating and understanding each other often avoid affirmative listening cause they don’t want to give their partner the wrong idea – that they’re going along with everything they say when in fact they totally disagree! Mental health therapist Alex Parlette brings the concept of validation to his interview with Alexandra Hoerr, empowering couples to connect in high conflict and difficult conversations. Defensiveness is often our go to strategy when someone we love is in conflict with us. Validation, listening, and affirmation work to make sure each partner is understood fully before coming to solutions and taking action.
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