Have you ever felt perplexed, confused, disappointed or even angry by the way others responded to your well-intentioned actions? You are not alone; you may have experienced the result of an Intention and Action Gap. One of the major causes of disappointments and tension in relationships is mutual misunderstandings showed in relational conflict, often with dreadful consequences. Such situations often result from a gap between the intention of what one person may desire to convey and the way the person acts and or how the other person perceives it. This article addresses this common relational issue correlating the use of a practical technique to a theoretical perspective to neuroscience, to what happens in the brain. This article is part of a series of papers on how to learn how to live better in relationships.

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Artwork by Stephanie Raimundo 2020