They say: Write what you know. Lately, I know breakups.
In my last post I mentioned five things that helped me get over a breakup. One of those things was being with friends. Talking to my friends was, for the most part, really helpful in working through my emotions. After the breakup, my heart was sensitive to what stung and what brought comfort. So I took note of those feelings, hoping to return the favor when my friends find themselves in a similar situation. Maybe you will find some valuable insights here, too.
1. Listen well.
When my friends talked with me, they were not distracted by their phones, the people around us or the television in the restaurant. They kept their attention on me and I knew they were listening. They waited until I was done talking. They asked questions to understand better. The appropriateness of their questions let me know they were listening well. They didn’t interrupt unless they wanted clarification. When outside factors interrupted us,…