When empathy comes more easily than sympathy with loved ones

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When empathy comes more easily than sympathy with loved ones

Kabelo Chabalala.

My understanding is, one can be very empathetic but fail to be sympathetic.

According to Business Insider’s 2017 research, one of the most popular Google searches related to relationships was, “How to save your relationship.” This was at number five in the top 10. Couples therapist Esther Perel previously told Business Insider that there are two behaviours that are the “saving grace” of a relationship going through challenges: showing empathy and taking responsibility. In all my relations, I have always had a struggle of “caring too much”. I don’t know how to care about someone from a distance. Equally, I have a problem of not being able to know when to let people...



 


 

 

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