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You don’t need to be an expert in communication strategies to know when someone is listening to you.
Think back to the last conversation you had with someone who loves you. It was a pleasant conversation, wasn’t it? They asked questions to clarify what you were saying. They summarized you after you were finished (“so, if I’m hearing you correctly, you’re saying…”) They validated your opinions and feelings, whether they agreed or not. If they did disagree, they didn’t allow the disagreement to get in the way of the relationship.
And you likely returned the favor. You do love each other, after all. Truth is, almost everyone knows and practices good communication skills.
So why do so many feel they are not being heard?Read More »