I have a reminder that goes off that asks me 3 questions everyday. One of those questions to myself is, "What could throw me off?" One thing that can sucker you in is a 'Hot Mess'! I've always heard, "Hurt people hurt people.
Try taking a deep breath, expressing that you hear the 'Hot Mess' in front of you or simply, "I hear you!", and feel their pain or simply saying, "I feel your pain.". Allow yourself to empathize to truly hear & feel. I mean who hasn't been Hurt or in a 'HOT' state before?
It's that simple. Don't tell someone how to fix something or be a solution. Simply try to BE a Good Ear & Feeler today!
There's POWER in empathy!
Let's get better at it!
Yours In Love & Learning,
Dr Howard Dennis