There are many health benefits to expressing love and respect such as lower stress hormones; cholesterol; blood pressure and a stronger immune system (for both the giver and receiver). Plus, it’s contagious.
People live up to your expectations. Communicate a higher potential for someone than they believe to be true for themselves. Then watch the magic to happen.
Listening without offering advice or an argument is called Active Listening. This indicates respect for the thoughts and feelings of the other person. To do so, stay present without jumping ahead to solutions or conclusions. Watch magic happen.