how do I become a better listener?
Try really hard to focus on the person who is talking. It's not that hard
Close your mouth and open your mind. It's just that simple.
Just shut the old pie hole. That's the easiest way.
Focus on the person that is talking and listen carefully and ignore distractions
Pay attention to the other person and occasionally repeat what you heard in the form of a question to make sure you heard correctly.
Shut the hell up when someones talking :)
Use a hot gluegun as your new chapstick.
She doesn't want answers for everything she says. Just listen and let her talk till she says what she wants to say.