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Morhurt posted 4/14/2014 12:19 PM

I watched this with my H and we both loved it. It's short and left us wanting more. The difference between sympathy and empathy, it feels to me like the difference between regret and remorse.
(video has stupid and triggery title, please ignore)

https://www.upworthy.com/my-wife-didnt-get-why-i-was-so-into-this-woman-but-after-about-40-seconds-we-were-both-obsessed?c=ufb2

SisterMilkshake posted 4/14/2014 12:43 PM

What makes something better is connection.
Wow! I find that statement by Dr. Brene Brown to be very powerful for the truth that it holds.

Connection makes something better. Definitely true for our reconciliation. We had lost our connection. We have it back now and that has made it better for me.

Also, connecting with people here at SI definitely absolutely made it better for me. That is why SI is so powerful. Connecting us all together really does make it better.

Her explanation in knowing the difference between sympathy and empathy is, as usual, spot on. I really like what Dr. Brown has to say.

IWantDoOver posted 4/14/2014 18:36 PM

Best thing I've seen all day.

Brene Brown "gets it"! I may have to start following her column in O mag.

HeartFullOfHoles posted 4/14/2014 19:17 PM

I showed this to our MC months ago. Said it felt like my WW was offering me a sandwich all the time. My WW seems to be trying to figure this out, but it sure isn't coming easily to her.

I would have expected more empathy (and remorse) from my WW given her first husband had a PA and married the OW, but I guess understanding the pain and empathizing are two different things.

Morhurt posted 4/15/2014 10:25 AM

I've heard snippets of Brene Brown's TED talks but H and I are now going to watch them for sure. :)

brokensmile322 posted 4/15/2014 13:45 PM

THis is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

I sent it to my fWH. He said he loved it and apologized for having offered me sandwiches over and over again. He said he feels bad for my being in a hole and feeling alone. He said the visual really helped his very black and white mind.

RidingHealingRd posted 4/15/2014 20:07 PM

Thank you.

I just shared with my WH who, during his affair, lacked empathy.

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