What To Know To Open Up Emotionally?
Having continuous and solid communication in emotionally safe environment is extremely important to have a healthy and loving relationship. This is actually very difficult particularly if the other person is not showing signs of depression due to his or her silent behavior. The good thing is, there are 7 ways on how you can nurture healthy relationship with such person and let them to open up at the same time.
Number 1. Ignore your fear or rejection – the feeling of being rejected can make you hurt or be angry but still, you’re the same person with the same characteristics and traits. So long as you’re in a loving relationship, it is impossible to be rejected. For the other person to understand you, your feelings and your point of view, it will be crucial to let go of your fear and open up.
Number 2. Expect to make some mistakes – not only that you will make mistakes while in a conversation but so does the other person. Always keep in mind of the fact that we all have our flaws and this is something that we must accept.
Number 3. Forgive – like what is said earlier, we are just humans and no one is perfect so be able to learn how to quickly forgive others. If you have been hurt, then you should take the initiative to work out the pain that you’re feeling and know how to forgive.
Number 4. Don’t accuse, shame or judge – one of the fastest ways actually to open up emotionally is to talk about state of your belief or opinion and issues and allow others to have the same courtesy. Always keep in mind that judging, shaming or accusing others is a surefire way of deteriorating any conversation you are making.
Number 5. Communication isn’t a burden but a privilege – it is a privilege and not a burden whenever someone opens up emotionally and share his or her life so listen to things that are causing their depression. They’ve honored and trusted you with their personal information so it’s your responsibility to keep it to yourself.
Number 6. Keep humor – keeping humor close when having communicating is vitally important as it won’t just lighten the tension but also, it helps in keeping both people relaxed and open.
Number 7. Listen intently – listen not only with your ears but also with your eyes. And by this, you should pay attention to the person’s needs you’re talking to as well as gestures they make.
You can use these tips whenever you’re talking to a person who is not expressive and not likely show any symptoms of depression.