The battle for empathy

Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

Empathy in relationships, partners sometimes refuse to offer empathy to each other because they feel that to do so would mean admitting they are to blame, thus giving up the chance to recieve empathy and validation for their own experience.

Boiled down; If I care about how my words hurts you, then im admitting that im to blame for causing you pain even more impotant, the truth of why i said those words or more accurately why i was entitled to say those words, will never be validated or recieved its own empathy.

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