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Validation is the Key to Healthy Relationships


Did you know that your interpersonal communication with others will improve if you use validation?

Using validation while communicating with friends, partners, family members and coworkers can make a huge difference.

Validation is simply allowing the person that you are communicating with to feel heard. Validation does not mean that you necessarily agree with a person’s standpoint. There is no judgment in validation. Validation involves simply attempting to hear the views of another person by being fully present in the conversation. One way of validating another person would be to tell them that what they are experiencing is understandable and legitimate.

Let’s not forget that we also need to practice validation with ourselves in order to maintain a healthy self-image.

*This article is intended for those suffering from eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia or binge eating disorder, in the greater San Diego area, seeking affordable treatment and services

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