Listen Like the Speaker was Attempting Suicide

“But It felt like a judgement to me! How it sounds like doesn’t matter; it’s how I feel! Remember your talk on suicide intervention? You said the key is to listen non-judgmentally! Maybe that’s the care I need!”

Why It’s So Hard to Be Your Partner’s Best Friend

“Maybe it’s because if I were your friend, I’d like to know. Knowing hurts and makes me feel insecure, but I’d rather understand your pain than turning away.”