Oct 8, 2019
You know those people who just seem to get you? They truly understand when you are hurting? They know how to help you? They know the right things to say? Well, I AM NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE! That is not a gift God gave me. I am ashamed to admit I am severely lacking in the empathy department. It is a skill that I truly admire in others, but seem to fall remarkably short in.
If Camille were here to write this post, you would get some great advice and anecdotes about how to use the skill of empathy in your life. Unfortunately for you, but lucky for Camille, she is traveling through Ireland right now. So rather than try and preach hypocrisy, I will let the experts take over.
Enter Figs O’Sullivan
Enter our guest this week on the podcast Figs O’Sullivan. Fig is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Francisco. He is a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, and the creator of the Empathi Method. His practice emphasizes the use of empathy to build your relationships.
Here is what we talked about:
Mom Squad Challenge: Describe at least one disconnect you get into with your spouse as a systemic problem. How did it start? What was done? How did it affect you? See the problem as a “we” problem, not a “me or you” problem.
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