BY MARIA FATIMA REYES
Emotional intelligence involves empathy, understanding, and validation of partner's feelings, even when not shared.
Self-awareness is key in relationships as it helps emotionally intelligent individuals understand themselves and their partner's emotions for effective communication and problem-solving.
Emotionally intelligent individuals address conflicts in relationships by fighting fair, seeing conflicts as opportunities to grow closer, actively listening, staying calm, and forgiving and repairing.
Emotionally intelligent people value accountability and take responsibility for their actions and decisions, reflecting on their role in conflicts and avoiding blaming their partners.
Emotionally intelligent people set healthy boundaries, communicate their limits clearly, and respect their partner's boundaries, resulting in stronger relationships.
Emotionally intelligent individuals are committed to improving themselves and their relationships, seeking new perspectives and ideas, and supporting their partner's growth and goals.
Emotionally intelligent people manage their emotions by respecting and being compassionate with themselves, knowing themselves deeply, and avoiding behaviors that escalate conflicts to maintain a healthy relationship.