be a good listener


Training yourself to be a better listener is the best way to drastically improve the quality of your relationships, from your spouse and children to bosses or coworkers.

  1. Stop giving advice and always trying to fix it.
  2. Ask open-ended questions that will encourage more communication.
  3. Reflect back to understand what you’re hearing.
  4. Validate their emotions even if you think they are misguided.
  5. Validate your own emotions, but remember you are there to listen, not talk about how you are feeling.