When We Need Empathy From Our Partner, But Receive Judgment

Every moment, every conversation, every interaction presents a choice: we can take the path of empathy or the path of judgment.  We can relate to the vulnerability in another with a sense of curiosity and compassion, or, we can relate with criticism and judgment. 


In truth however, it not only feels better to receive kindness and support for our not yet perfected parts, but also to offer it.  Try it out for a day: be mindful of your moment to moment choices between empathy and judgment—not just for others but for yourself as well.  Try seeing from and through the vulnerability parts of yourself and others, and notice where it takes you, inside and out. 


 Nancy Colier