Work on your ability to understand and empathize with other people. It's a wonderful quality to have and it makes relationships with those around you come easily. When we don't listen to others (or don't listen properly), it shows.
Listening is an art that has to be learned. Whoever you're talking to - be it someone at work or your family - you need to show them you're at their disposal, you care and you're actively involved.
Imagine you're the one talking about your problems and put yourself in the other person's shoes. How would you like to be listened to in their position? Trust your own advice!