Tagged: Empathy

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Who Do You Turn To For Help With Your “Character Building Experiences?”

I recently read a synopsis of a study that demonstrated that people receive a more empathic response from someone who has not been through a particular difficult experience than from someone who had survived...

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The Limitations of Empathy

“Put yourself in his or her shoes,” I often find myself saying to my students in order to encourage them to respond kindly and with compassion. And in some cases, that works, especially when...

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Igniting the Conversation

Relationship trauma will do strange things to you. With my ex, I was never timid about initiating a conversation about a potentially difficult topic. I would even wake him up so that we could...

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You Shouldn’t Feel That Way

You shouldn’t feel that way. Get over it. You’re overreacting. Have you ever heard any of those statements? Those remarks that leave you angry and confused. Hackles up, yet questioning if the other person...

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Don’t Boil Your Beagles

This sign is located off a country road outside of Helen, GA. It definitely leads to second and even third glances followed by quizzical looks to your driving companions. After a chuckle, the sign...

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