No one really wants advice. What they really want is someone to listen to them, hear them out with judging.
But we call it advice because we want to get the other person’s attention and no one can resist giving advice.
If we can allow the other person to express their feelings, we are becoming an active listener and that’s a person who is valued even more than the one that has all the answers.
Repeating. Restating. Waiting for the other person’s response.
The best gift you can give is listening to what that person has to say.
No judging. No problem solving.
They want your ear and they want you to hear.
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