By Railey Molinario, the Love Educator
Understanding means to be sympathetically aware of our partner's emotions. To understand them is to become familiar with our partner and to accept them the way they are.
We must gain insight into who our partner really is and what they truly desire from us. This understanding must come without judgement or expectations and can be obtained through listening and effective communication. To do this is to practice relationship awareness and relationship management.
We can learn how to truly listen by making an effort to hear one another, being alert and ready to absorb and accept all information. (Remember, acceptance does not equal agreement. )