RESPONDING TO DIFFICULT DISCLOSURES

An essential reminder of how to help and not help trauma victims.

SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

Someone you know tells you something upsetting about an experience they’ve had or an awkward emotion which makes you, [the listener] uncomfortable…or maybe you read a sad blog post or something upsetting on social media where someone is authentically real about the actual uncensored shittiness of how they’re feeling at that moment….

WHAT THE FUNK? [yes deliberately mis-spelt to avoid swearing on my blog]

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Cue more hyperventiling GIFs…BECAUSE THIS IS SERIOUS PANIC.

SOMEONE HAS TOLD….. THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SOMEONE HAD ADMITTED VULNERABILITY AND IMPERFECTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SOMEONE IS STRUGGLING AND NEEDS OUR HELP, SUPPORT AND FRIENDSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WHAT THE FUNK TO WE DO OR SAY IN THESE SITUATIONS?????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WE DON’T WANNA MAKE IT WORSE FOR THAT PERSON

WE WANNA MAKE IT BETTER DON’T WE

BECAUSE MOST OF US ARE NICE PEOPLE

OF COURSE THERE IS NO ACCOUNTING FOR ARSEHOLES

BUT MOST PEOPLE GENEUINELY WANNA HELP

BUT YOU DON’T ALWAYS…

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