Listen to your partner
Real life situation: Susie comes home after a long hard day of putting up with her passive aggressive coworkers and her boss gave her crap for not getting everything done. She’s been bottling her emotions up all day at work and wants to spill the beans when she gets home. She pours out everything that went on today without taking a breath.
What are the proper responses?
- Tell her you worked overtime today and Trevor got fired
- Give her a big hug and say, “I’m sorry you had to go through that.”
- Listen actively and show some concern
- Tell her she should find a new job.