July 10, 2019

For Years I always thought what made a good
listener was when you listened then advised…
Well I was wrong (shocker again!)
I am slowly figuring out that being a good listener isn’t so much
listening and then advising - it’s just listening & then validating.
If asked for advice then go for it but what tends to work for my family 
and friends is to just listen and emphasize and validate.
It’s so tempting to talk and respond but it seems just the listening
ear is all anyone really needs.

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