To Talk or Not To Talk

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 by SCCLD PlaneTree Health Information Center

Healing ConversationsGetting together with friends and family during the holidays can be one of the season's greatest pleasures. However, if someone you'll be visiting is experiencing a difficult transition - unemployment, serious illness, or life without their mate of many years - you may not know how to respond. Should you mention their situation? If so, how? Should you offer to help?

You'll find reassuring guidance in Healing Conversations: What to Say When You Don't Know What to Say  by Nance Guilmartin. You'll find this guide to less awkward, more rewarding visits with loved ones easy to read, full of vignettes, and helpfully organized and indexed.

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