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Prioritizing Your Intimacy

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  1. INTRODUCTION
    Welcome to Prioritizing Your Intimacy!
    1 Topic
  2. The science behind prioritizing your intimacy
    What do we mean by intimacy?
  3. The science behind prioritizing your intimacy
    1 Topic
  4. Love languages
    Love languages
    1 Topic
  5. Affection
    Catch your partner doing something right
    1 Topic
  6. Catch your partner doing something right
    Affection
  7. Love Maps
    The importance of showing affection
    1 Topic
  8. Appreciation, recognition, and empathy
    The principle of building Love Maps
    1 Topic
  9. Appreciation
  10. Recognition
  11. Empathy
  12. The Four Horsemen
    Homework
  13. Listening
    The Four Horsemen
    1 Topic
  14. Don't try and cheer your partner up
    Listen and learn
  15. Transforming criticism into wishes
    Don't always try and cheer your partner up
    1 Topic
  16. Process an argument
    Transforming criticism into wishes
    1 Topic
  17. Is Not Rocket Science
    Processing is a process
    1 Topic
  18. The 6-second kiss & the 20-second hug
    Your sexual relationship "is not rocket science"
    1 Topic
  19. Talking about sex
    The 6 second kiss & the 20 second hug
    1 Topic
  20. How many times a week
    How to learn and grow & what turns you on
    1 Topic
  21. How to reject your partner
    Is there a magic number?
  22. The art of compromise
    How to turn down sex
    1 Topic
  23. Self care isn't selfish
    What is a compromise?
    1 Topic
  24. Mutual masturbation
    Self care isn't selfish
    1 Topic
  25. Smartphones
    Mutual Masturbation = Hot AF
  26. Happiness is love
    Smartphone sabotage
    1 Topic
  27. Happiness = Love
Lesson 11 of 27
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Empathy

BBXX November 17, 2020

EMPATHY

Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. It does not come without significant effort, it can be very difficult, and is one of the most important things in any type of relationship. 

In the context of appreciation- sometimes we might not understand, or perhaps we haven’t taken the time to consider, how much of a sacrifice or effort someone has made. Maybe they spent days repainting a room that we don’t necessarily see a purpose in, maybe they canceled an outing with a friend that didn’t even sound that fun to us to begin with, or maybe they were late to an appointment because they helped us with something or wanted to share more time together. Perhaps you are always late so it doesn’t matter but being a punctual person might be a huge priority for them and it was a very stressful consequence to take on. If we don’t try and see things from someone else’s perspective, we can’t truly understand nor recognize the effort or sacrifice they might have made.

Outside the context of appreciation- empathy becomes infinitely more important. We will discuss this later within the themes of communication and conflict resolution, which are impossible to achieve without a strong pilar of, and promise to practice, understanding and empathy.  Try to  incorporate empathy into your homework assignment as well as keep it in mind throughout the program.