"You make sense and one thing that makes sense is..."

Validation allows our partner to feel understood. It doesn't necessarily mean that you agree with their experience. It says I can understand from what you're sharing and you experience that you would see it that way, It makes sense.  

Lots of times we just disagree or even agree to disagree but are we really stepping into our partners shoes and attempting to understand what they are saying, feeling, thinking, experiencing. 

maria monroe