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Empathy: the new golden rule

pregnant woman and partner watching a tablet

Have you ever wondered how it feels to be in someone else’s shoes?

It’s not just some cliché we hear around, it’s a superpower that can work wonders in your relationship, especially now that your baby is coming into the world! Being empathetic means putting yourself in the other person’s place, seeing things from their perspective, and understanding their feelings. And yes, sometimes it can be hard work, but it’s worth it!


Now that you and your partner are on this journey together, you’ll need to be more in tune with each other more than ever. Truly listen to what they say, genuinely care about their well-being and happiness. No pity or condescension, just genuine understanding.

It might seem complicated, but like everything in life, practice makes perfect! So here are some tricks to help you cultivate empathy in your daily life:

  • Listen attentively to the person in front of you, and don’t listen just to answer back, try to really take in what they say. No distractions, focus on what they’re saying!
  • Try to find something good in every person you interact with, even those you don’t get along with.
  • Before going to sleep, think about something good you did during the day and appreciate the impact you have on your family, friends, and the world.

Remember, empathy is like a muscle, the more you use it, the stronger it gets. Apart from helping you strengthen the relationship with others, it will help you create the perfect environment for your baby to grow up in a home filled with love and understanding!

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