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Failure to Communicate

Posted by Kellyn Shoecraft on

The miscommunication of grief is kind of like this hug between my nephew and my daughter. Good, heartfelt intentions, but an uncomfortable and painful experience. 

 


What you say and mean is not always what I hear:

 

But even if I don't hear your intentions, thank you for trying. It is almost always better to say something rather than nothing, even if it gets lost in translation. 


For ideas on what to say

 

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