Husband not validating feelings

There are 14 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.Validating feelings involves recognizing someone's feelings and acknowledging them as important. Remember, you don't have to agree with someone's feelings or choices to acknowledge their emotions are valid.

As I read the article, I realized that what Gottman refers to as “turning toward” another individual is simply another way to describe validation—showing interest in and affirming the worth of another person’s comments, requests, or emotions.

In contrast, couples who remained together after the six-year period had “turn-toward bids” 87 percent of the time.

Nearly whether couples—rich or poor, gay or straight, young or mature—will be broken up, together and unhappy, or together and happy, several years down the road.

As I returned home that evening, I did as any healthy, productive, responsible human being would do and started mindlessly scrolling through Facebook.

After a few minutes, I came across a link to an article on Business Insider titled Intrigued, I clicked through and began to read.

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