Relationship Advice Tips by Dr. Jeanette Raymond
How you listen and when you respond makes all the difference
Self-disclosure is one of the key ingredients of satisfying relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Feb 2011
Self-disclosure increases when you feel that your friends and loved ones make you feel that you matter and that they are interested in what you have to say.
Self-disclosure decreases if you feel that your friend or loved one jumps in and decides what you are going to say before you get there.
You feel hijacked, unimportant and that your loved ones aren’t really interested in you and your experience.
That leads to a reluctance to share and get closer.
Result – lack of relationship satisfaction and frayed connections.
This video gives you the one key ingredient of communicating with friends and loved ones to show that you genuinely care about them and their experience, so that they want to tell you more and improve the quality of your relationships.