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The Practice of Empathy - Forbes

The Practice of Empathy - Forbes | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

A client of mine is totally fed up with his boss. He has recently undergone quite a difficult, uncomfortable operation – the second in a series. Since then, there have been several interactions with his boss. Not once has he been asked how he is; worse, the task heat is full-on with a series of late night conference calls, led by the boss who always requires my client’s attendance. Amazed by the complete lack of empathy shown by his boss, my client is fast losing trust in him.

 

Empathy is right at the core of trusted relationships. If someone is genuinely on our side, interested in what we are thinking and feeling, and intent on helping us out – then we feel safer with them, readier to talk about what is uncomfortable and challenging for us, and more prepared to give them our trust.

 

by Julian Powe 


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You’ll Learn To Trust Again When You Learn To Trust You | Baggage Reclaim

You’ll Learn To Trust Again When You Learn To Trust You | Baggage Reclaim | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Many BR readers struggle with learning to trust themselves and learning to trust again.

 

I’ve found that often in unhealthy relationships, when people are dealing with something that they know is inappropriate or even dangerous for their relationship, they increase their level of trust. Yes, increase.

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10 Ways We Hurt Our Romantic Relationships

10 Ways We Hurt Our Romantic Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

It's not easy to have a great relationship with your boy/girlfriend, partner, or spouse.  But it’s not impossible, either — it takes some work, of course, but it’s good work, work that’s a joy when everything comes together.

 

A lot of times, though, the work isn’t enough. We get in our own way with ideas and attitudes about relationships that are not only wrong, but often work to undermine our relationships no matter how hard we work at it.

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Characteristics of Healthy Relationships - John Cloud, PhD

Characteristics of Healthy Relationships - John Cloud, PhD | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Healthy relationships are characterized by respect, sharing and trust. They are based on the belief that both partners are equal, that the power and control in the relationship are equally shared.

 

Some of the characteristics of a healthy relationship are:

 

Respect - listening to one another, valuing each other's opinions, and listening in a non-judgmental manner. Respect also involves attempting to understand and affirm the other's emotions.

 

Trust and support - supporting each other's goals in life, and respecting each other's right to his/her own feelings, opinions, friends, activities and interest. It is valuing one's partner as an individual...

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