We’re not. I promise.
If you tell me that something bad has happened to you or that you’re sad or upset, I may not respond right away. Or, I might respond fairly quickly, but say something awkward. As in, the Wrong Thing.
Either way, I may appear to not care. I may appear to lack feelings. Maybe even a heart. Maybe even a soul.
This may upset you even more.
Please understand that that’s not my intent.
I (we) really do care. I really do have a heart. I really do have a soul.
It’s just that it often takes me (us) longer to respond. I have to process what I’ve just heard. I have to overcome my own (deep, complicated) emotional response (which is always a challenge in itself because I care so much about you and knowing that you’re suffering is overwhelming for me).
I have to do…
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