Wednesday, October 29, 2008
i guess it helps
empathy. it didn't used to make that much of a difference to me if other people empathized with my situation. actually...i used to say that i could give a rip if any one else feels the same as me or has felt the same as me....it didn't help me in that moment at all...it just made it worse.
i'm not sure why, but i think i've changed my opinion.
yesterday i was having coffee with a good friend and he was listening to me gripe and sharing stories of his own with me...and i realized...."wow, i feel better. i don't feel like i'm all alone in this". it was reassuring...feeling that someone else had experienced the same as me in the past. maybe i'm growing....maybe?
what do you think? does it help when people empathize with you?