6 ways to improve differentiation in relationships: Expert suggests

Updated On Aug 06, 2022 10:18 AM IST
  • Before we communicate our problems to our partner, it is important to understand the narrative that is making us feel the way we feel. It may be a childhood trauma or a certain type of upbringing – but it is important to introspect and find out.
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Relationships are tricky. With time, the partners may develop a big communication or a perspective gap, which can lead to bigger conflicts. Even though conflicts are somewhat healthy, sometimes it can lead to separation, when not addressed for a long time. In her recent Instagram post, Marriage and Family Therapist Elizabeth Earnshaw addressed the differentiations in relationships and how to improve them.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 10:18 AM IST

Relationships are tricky. With time, the partners may develop a big communication or a perspective gap, which can lead to bigger conflicts. Even though conflicts are somewhat healthy, sometimes it can lead to separation, when not addressed for a long time. In her recent Instagram post, Marriage and Family Therapist Elizabeth Earnshaw addressed the differentiations in relationships and how to improve them.(Unsplash)

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Before we communicate our problems to our partner, it is important to understand the narrative that is making us feel the way we feel. It may be a childhood trauma or a certain type of upbringing – but it is important to introspect and find out.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 10:18 AM IST

Before we communicate our problems to our partner, it is important to understand the narrative that is making us feel the way we feel. It may be a childhood trauma or a certain type of upbringing – but it is important to introspect and find out.(Unsplash)

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In case of heated arguments or emotional conversations, it is recommended to speak only for ourselves and the way we feel, rather than complaining or accusing the other person for making us feel a certain way.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 10:18 AM IST

In case of heated arguments or emotional conversations, it is recommended to speak only for ourselves and the way we feel, rather than complaining or accusing the other person for making us feel a certain way.(Unsplash)

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In case of difficult situations, it is important to give the partner the validation that they need. They may feel a range of emotions and it is healthy to validate the same so that they feel safe to express themselves to us.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 10:18 AM IST

In case of difficult situations, it is important to give the partner the validation that they need. They may feel a range of emotions and it is healthy to validate the same so that they feel safe to express themselves to us.(Unsplash)

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We sometimes emotionally depend on our partners. However, this can become a toxic trait. It is important to learn to soothe ourselves and pamper ourselves. That way we can be emotionally independent and have a clear idea of the relationship.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 10:18 AM IST

We sometimes emotionally depend on our partners. However, this can become a toxic trait. It is important to learn to soothe ourselves and pamper ourselves. That way we can be emotionally independent and have a clear idea of the relationship.(Unsplash)

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Anxiety and stress stem from situations when we do not ask enough questions and let the mind wander and overthink. In such situations, the therapist recommends that we should ask enough questions and get our answers.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 10:18 AM IST

Anxiety and stress stem from situations when we do not ask enough questions and let the mind wander and overthink. In such situations, the therapist recommends that we should ask enough questions and get our answers.(Unsplash)

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It is important to understand our partner's perspective and respect it, all the while owning our own perspectives as well.(Unsplash)
Updated on Aug 06, 2022 10:18 AM IST

It is important to understand our partner's perspective and respect it, all the while owning our own perspectives as well.(Unsplash)

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