How to Be a Good Listener to Your Family

So let me guess, you are most likely to be here because you want to know how to support your loved one in a time of need? Well for starters, your family is one of the most important connections that you will ever have in your life. Remember, your family is the people that you know, and only you, best! To maintain a good relationship between you and your fellow relatives, you should always listen well to your family, even if it is painful sometimes!


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    Be in a good position where it is both appropriate and polite to listen to your family or a particular individual in your family. For example, if one were talking to another person where they wanted to be in privacy, it would be unruly to ear scope.
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    Find the right timing. Look at the person who is speaking with full eye contact, but make sure that you do not stare at them too much, to avoid embarrassment for the both of you. Whenever the person stresses on a different point, make sure to nod your head, as a sign of acknowledgement and understanding.
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    Ask questions about the subject after a point has been spoken and expressed. This will show that you are interested in the subject and that you want to know more!
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    Express yourself, and always be yourself! Your family knows the way you act and that is what they love about you!


  • Practice good etiquette.
  • Try not to get distracted by other objects or subjects, as this may cause you to drift slowly out of the conversation.
  • If you can see the speaker is clearly getting uncomfortable when talking about the subject, simply allow them to stop talking.
  • Don't pressure them into talking about anything, they will surely come around.
  • Be patient


  • Never interrupt an individual when they are halfway through, as this will show a form of rudeness.

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Categories: Family Life | Speaking and Listening Skills