Validating Your Mate
- 2013 4 Jul
One of the primary missing ingredients in healthy interactions is the art of validation. Simply put, this means listening carefully to them and giving validity to the way they see things, especially when it differs from how you see things. Caring for others does not mean agreeing with them, but acknowledging their right to see things the way they see them. Do you validate others with whom you relate? Do they feel validated by you?
Dr. David Hawkins, MBA, MSW, MA, PhD, is a Christian Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Marriage Recovery Center. He has helped bring healing to thousands of marriages and individuals and is passionate about working with couples in crisis. If you need help, please reach out to his Client Care Team at 206.219.0145 or through their website.
Dr. Hawkins is also a speaker & trainer for the American Association of Christian Counselors and is a best-selling author of over thirty books including Never Fight Again, Gauranteed and When Loving Him is Hurting You. He has two grown sons, is happily married to Christie Hawkins, and lives on Bainbridge Island, outside Seattle, WA.