One thought on “Tell Me Everything: A Case for Real Connection

  • February 13, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    I don’t think the apologies are usually about pretending that you have figured it all out. I think they usually are about realizing that most people have problems, that your friend may be going through their own problems at the same time that, for reasons of their own, they may be willing to share or not, and that you are demanding that your friend listens to your own problems and maybe provides some insightful comment when perhaps there are other more pressing issues in their life.

    As somebody who was married to an alcoholic and chose to keep that issue limited to a very restricted number of people I knew (basically, only those that would be aware anyway), I’m pretty grateful that most people are that considerate.

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