Why It’s Hard For Us To Hear People Out And What Happens When We Do It More

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Why won’t we listen?

We asked Matthews what underlying fear makes people so resistant to listening to others in a conflict. “Most often in relationships people are trying to be heard and attempting to get their needs met and fear that if they listen that neither of these things will happen,” says Matthews. “People also have a difficult time taking accountability and taking steps to change behaviors.”

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