Someone you know receives dreaded news. A diagnosis. A divorce. Unemployment. A major loss.
You may feel ill prepared and unequipped to enter into someone’s crisis. You tell yourself you don’t know the person that well. You count up the months and years since you lost touch. It feels strange, even foreign, to reach out now. You may even second-guess if it’s appropriate. Someone else will take care of it. What will the person or their family think?
The reasons to remain silent pile high until you reach the ultimate:
“I don’t know what to say.”
Saying nothing seems better than saying the wrong thing. Or is it? Continue Reading...