Empathy Vs. Sympathy #2 - Joe Borders, MFT
This blog is a follow up to last week's "Empathy Vs. Sympathy". It talks about the experience of the person who is pulled to be "the fixer". Sometimes when someone we love has a problem, we want nothing more than to fix it and make things better for that person. However, sometimes fixing the problem is equivalent to ignoring the emotions surrounding the problem. It is more important to be emotionally attuned to your partner than it is to provide solutions.