Mindful, Communication, Trust, Validating
Validation communicates to a person that what they said makes sense to you. It indicates that you can see the information from that person’s point of view and can accept that it has validity -- it is true for that person. Validation is a temporary suspension or transcendence of your own point of view.
You are conveying to your partner that their subjective experience is not wrong or right; it has its own logic and is a valid way of looking at things.