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Conditions for Developing a Relationship in Marriage
by Professor David Isaacs, Ph.D. University of Navarre. Spain

In this document we will comment on some of the factors that can be influential in the quality of the communication in a marriage relationship and in the possibility that it should develop as such.

In order to consider the factors, which can influence the quality of the communication, we are going to refer to:
  • Empathy
  • Appreciation
  • Congruence
Empathy is the degree in which one is conscious of what really exists in the other. The degree of appreciation is the sum of all the emotional reactions, either negative or positive, that compose one's feelings towards the other. Congruence is the degree in which there is an internal unity between one's experience, one's understanding and one's comfi1unication of that reality.

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