Attunement in adult relationships is the desire and ability to understand and respect your partner’s inner world.
Attunement builds (and can rebuild) trust. Consider ATTUNE as an acronym:
How can you practice attunement to build a greater understanding and respect for your partner’s inner world? Every individual is a complex and unique galaxy unto themselves. You could know someone a lifetime and only be attuned to one small piece of their inner world.
What do you assume you know about your partner that you might be wrong about? What deserves more exploration? What does your partner assume about you that might need clarification?
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The Relationship Minute is from The Gottman Institute. Visit their website.