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Oh, So Affirming!

February 16, 2011

An outstanding (and I try not to overuse that adjective) blog piece here on the need for more affirmation and less correction in our relationships. A snippet:

Things are moving in the right direction when affirmation, not correction, is the pattern. Relationships are healthy when so much affirmation is being spread around that no one is keeping track of either affirmation or correction, because the relationship doesn’t feel predominately demanding, but refreshing. This is not a matter of a raw mathematical ratio, but a perception from the other person’s point of view. This requires us to see things through others’ eyes. Do they see us as affirming?

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