With my girlfriend, for example, we’ve gotten into very little fights if any. That’s because we know how to listen to each other when we have problems or are stressed about something — it’s not like we don’t have conflicts, but we don’t escalate those conflicts. We’ve learned to de-escalate and not make any of those conflicts big deals that have a lot of power…
There’s a beautiful quote by Epictetus. «We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.»
Listening is such an underrated skill. Great article.