100 Words On Saturday : Quiet Conversations

I was busy. She came unannounced and said in a sombre voice , “I broke up with him”. I was tempted to say something  in a I-told-you-so-look. But checked myself and asked instead, “How are you feeling?”.

That one question changed our relationship.

Listening to her with attention, alertness and an attitude of acceptance as she talked about her insecurities, vulnerabilities, gave a deeper sense of connect. This quiet conversation moved our relationship to a more meaningful one.

I learnt that day, the therapeutic and healing power of empathy in a conversation, the power of looking from someone else’s perspective…
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