When we practice cognitive empathy in our marriage, we learn to look at the world from our partner’s perspective.
In essence, we are imagining what it might be like to be our partner in her/his life situation.
Cognitive empathy is also referred to as perspective-taking or the skill of putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes, specifically in the shoes of your partner.
Even though you can see things from another’s point of view, it does not mean that you must agree with them. It does mean, however, that you acknowledge their right to hold that opinion regardless of your own.
Mastering cognitive empathy can have a profoundly positive effect on your life as it means a great deal to a partner when you try to understand their perspective.
If you or your partner are dealing with a lack of connection or unresolved anger issues within your relationship, I encourage you to take our new course titled “Repair my Relationship”. It can be taken alone or as a couple.
As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Tony has helped couples for over 40 years. He specializes in couples therapy and anger management programs.
We also offer our popular anger management course for those who may require an anger management program for personal development, to satisfy a court requirement, or to comply with workplace requirements.