Empathy, the ability to see and experience things from the point of view of another person, is related to marital success, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Family Psychology. In couples who tested as more satisfied and well-adjusted, both men and women showed greater empathy. It was concluded that empathy was more inportant than affection for good marital adjustment.
Based on numerous studies showing the value of empathy, we have included this trait as one of the eight core tools in our model of anger control featured in our books and trainings. We have discovered that developing the skill of empathy is crucial for anger management in adults, teens and couples - and for society in general in terms of learning to get along with each other through increased understanding.