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Importance of validating feelings

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Incorporating Animals into the Practice of Traditional Psychotherapy. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I spend many sessions working with couples on developing healthy conflict resolution skills. It seems that virtually all couples can improve in these areas.

One of the more important factors in resolving conflict in a healthy manner is emotional validation. All too often one partner will express their feelings of hurt and we respond to them with what we perceive as facts.

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