Words have a powerful impact on your partner's self-worth, trust, and the safety they feel in the relationship. Building them up creates satisfaction, while cruelty can damage the connection.
Be mindful of what you say to your partner. Positive words support their value and vulnerability, while negative words can tear them down. Choose kindness to strengthen your emotional bond.
Kelly Whitaker, communication coach, warns against using "sensitive" or "over emotional" comments, as they lack compassion and can be controlling or emotionally abusive.
Negative comments can carry blame, judgment, and condescension, creating a harmful dynamic. Avoid gaslighting and emotional abuse by choosing empathetic communication.
Telling your partner to "get over it" or "you'll be fine" is dismissive and implies their feelings are irrelevant. Acknowledge their emotions, as their feelings matter too. - Diaz, relationship expert.
Don't let your anxiety dismiss your partner's negative emotions. Recognize their importance and avoid invalidating comments like "move on" or "you'll be fine." - Diaz, relationship advice.
Diaz advises responding with understanding when your partner is emotional, saying things like "I see it's hard for you" or "I recognize your strong feelings.
Be supportive by acknowledging your partner's emotions and offering help. Ask how you can support them, eliminating guesswork and showing love without extra effort.