Each one of our emotions has a purpose and knowing how to Validate them first helps us to control them and then learn what to do next. This skill is so powerful in teaching you how to understand their true purpose.
Have you head of the 5 Love Languages? This is a book written by Gary Chapman that helps any relationship to understand how they give and receive love. Identifying and defining each one will help you in communicating with your partner what you need and better understand their needs as well. Find out more at http://www.findingmiddlepath.com