Empathy can make a huge difference in our relationships. Unfortunately, it’s often one of the first things to go when there’s a conflict, especially conflicts within our families. Empathy is about being slower to blame or judge, and working to understand the other person's perspective and feelings. When we respond to our loved ones from a place of empathy, it builds up and strengthens our relationships.
Here’s a beautiful video by Brene Brown on the difference between empathy and sympathy:
If you and your family have found yourselves in a place of discomfort, increased conflicts, and disconnection, Sprout Counselling can help.