Friendship: Friends show empahty.
Empathy with Friends.
Friendship: Friends show empathy.
|Reciprocal confidences deepen any relationship. Ideally those
confidences are received with empathy. Empathy is identifying with another's feelings. It
is seeing life through his/her eyes.
How can you communicate empathy?
If you felt certain of a caring, empathetic response to a confidence, you would rarely hesitate to confide. However, when you are not certain of the response, you may find yourself teetering on the brink of intimate disclosures:
"Should I risk saying this or not?"
"Should I reveal this part of myself?"
"Can I trust my friend not to use my disclosure to hurt me in the future?"
|Your uncertainty is probably because the other person has not revealed enough
personally to make his or her response predictable. You are not sure if your disclosure
will be received with empathy, indifference, or even ridicule.
Additional information about friends and friendship.
CyberParent Recommended Reading for More Information:
|Friend-Friendship Directory.||Friendship Defined.|
|Building Friendships.||What Is Friendship?|
|Maintaining Friendships.||Friendships Do End.|
|Friends and Manipulation.||Friendship is comfortable.|
|Losing a Friend.||12 Steps to Grow a Friend.|
|People Equal Friends.||Friends Equal Talk .|
|Friends Acknowledge Friends.||Friends Listen to Friends.|
|Friends Attend to Friends.||Friends Show Empathy.|
|Friends Touch.||Friends Praise Friends.|
|Friends Are Loyal.||Friends Are Equal.|
|Friends Reveal Feelings.||Friends Do Not Mind Read.|
|Setting Limits in Friendships.|
|Review The Friendship Factor.||Review When Friendship Hurts.|
|Review The Friendship Crisis.|
Green Building and Remodeling
Copyright © 1997-2006 CyberParent. All rights reserved.
Note: The opinions expressed herein are exclusively those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the position of CyberParent. They are not intended to take the place of advice of a health professional whose advice you might need to seek.