In a healthy relationship, there is validation between partners. By validation, I don’t mean you need to be praised nor told that you are right all the time, but you do need to feel accepted and understood by your partner.

Validating = Showing Acceptance & Understanding

Validating ≠ Praising & Agreeing

Acceptance and understanding will make you feel  more secure in your relationship. Increased security will allow you to trust your partner, so you can be vulnerable and love unconditionally.

I help couples employ fair fighting rules and improve communication skills.

 

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