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Relationship Tips by Madeleine Maya, MA, Psy.D., BHT

on January 7, 2019

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Humans and the human condition have made relationships quite complicated. However, they can be relatively simple if we follow basic relational skills.

  1. Be kind, help others.
  2. Be compassionate, learn to be empathetic. Learn to put yourself in the others shoes, situation, conflict or predicament.
  3. Be understanding and not judgmental.
  4. Actively listen to others. Look at them in the eyes, listen, don’t feel obligated to have to solve their problems. Just listen and let them know that you are there for them, be supportive. Don’t dismiss their feelings, empathize, but do not be sympathetic. There is a huge difference between the two.
  5. Respect others. Respect who they are and how they think, feel and believe. Everyone has the right to have their opinion, values, and vision of how they perceive life.
  6. Don’t try to change others. Accept them as they are.
  7. Communicate clearly and directly.

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