Invalidating wife

But, while it’s normal to want to be understood, we can’t depend on others to validate who we are, what we believe in, and how we feel.

A common form of invalidation is when someone tries to cheer you up when you’re sad because they feel uncomfortable with your feelings.The key, again, is not to get drawn into a debate about who is right or wrong, but to set a boundary that states how you want to be treated and to leave the situation if your needs aren’t respected.If you have a friend or family member who occasionally invalidates your feelings and is open and receptive to learning how to be more empathetic, you can show them this short video from Brené Brown about empathy and you can practice communicating your feelings using I statements.It’s also important for you to care about, understand, and validate your own feelings.As you know, we can run into emotional problems and become victims when we rely too heavily on external validation.

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