One of the foundations for a healthy relationship is communication. The ability to listen to another person, is a fundamental way that we can tend our relationship whether it is with our partner, our child, a family member or work colleague.

"Your life will largely be defined by the nature and quality of the relationships you are a part of and how you contribute."~ Dr George Ball.

One of the areas we can improve our relationships, is by listening...

"I often ponder over the nature of true human sincerity, true transparency... It is a rare and difficult thing; and how much it depends on the person who is listening to us!

There are those who pull down barriers and make the way smooth; there are those who force the doors and enter our territory like invaders; there are those who barricade us in, shut us in upon ourselves, dig ditches and throw up walls around us; there are those who set us out of tune and listen only to our false notes; there are those for whom we will always remain strangers, speaking in an unknown tongue.

And when it is our turn to listen, which of these are we?"
~ Robert Bolton

"Listening may be the golden key, that opens the door to human relationships". ~ The power of listening | William Ury | TEDxSanDiego