Validation Even In Conflict

Empathy and validation are two very closely linked concepts. Validation is when we convey our acceptance of another person’s experiences and emotions, whereas empathy is when we see the world as they do and truly put ourselves in their shoes. One can validate without actually being empathetic and vice versa. However, when we combine the two, we get a powerful combination that can instantly uplift someone’s mood by making them feel seen and heard.

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