Someone to understand

Sometimes all we need is for someone to understand what we are going through.  No words.  No changing the subject.  Instead, a hand on the shoulder.  A hug.  Smile.  Touch on the hand.  Don’t try to give me advice.  Do not say “I told you so.”  Do not say, “when I was your age.”  Or “that happened to me too” and turn the focus onto you.  Nor “just think happy thoughts.”

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