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Fostering emotional safety in relationship: 5 ways to be an emotionally safe partner

Published on Apr 12, 2024 04:19 PM IST
  • From being a good listener to apologising when we make mistakes, here are a few ways to foster emotional safety in a relationship.
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In a relationship, it is important to put in effort in making a space where we can feel emotionally safe, seen and aware. "Emotional safety feels like a secure and comfortable space where you can be your authentic self without fear of judgment, criticism, or rejection. There are many ways we can create emotional safety in relationship," wrote Therapist Lucille Shackleton. Here are a few ways to be an emotionally safe partner.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 12, 2024 04:19 PM IST

In a relationship, it is important to put in effort in making a space where we can feel emotionally safe, seen and aware. "Emotional safety feels like a secure and comfortable space where you can be your authentic self without fear of judgment, criticism, or rejection. There are many ways we can create emotional safety in relationship," wrote Therapist Lucille Shackleton. Here are a few ways to be an emotionally safe partner.(Unsplash)

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In a relationship, it is important to work in building trust. This means matching our words with our actions and supporting the partner in need. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 12, 2024 04:19 PM IST

In a relationship, it is important to work in building trust. This means matching our words with our actions and supporting the partner in need. (Unsplash)

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We need to be good listeners to be emotionally safe partners. Instead of listening to respond, we should listen to understand. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 12, 2024 04:19 PM IST

We need to be good listeners to be emotionally safe partners. Instead of listening to respond, we should listen to understand. (Unsplash)

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We should try to see the perspective of the partner and be empathetic towards them. This will help them to open up and show their vulnerabilities. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 12, 2024 04:19 PM IST

We should try to see the perspective of the partner and be empathetic towards them. This will help them to open up and show their vulnerabilities. (Unsplash)

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We should create an environment of honesty and transparency. We should express our thoughts and emotions openly. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 12, 2024 04:19 PM IST

We should create an environment of honesty and transparency. We should express our thoughts and emotions openly. (Unsplash)

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Times when we make a mistake or hurt our partner, we should apologise and try to bring positive changes in our behaviour. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Apr 12, 2024 04:19 PM IST

Times when we make a mistake or hurt our partner, we should apologise and try to bring positive changes in our behaviour. (Unsplash)

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