The way I see it, sympathy is “feeling for,” and empathy is “feeling with.” Sympathy is telling someone you care, while empathy is showing it.
Our texters worry about their friends. We see more conversations about how to help a friend than we do grief, bullying, or substance abuse.
People spend 4th of July outside with their flag raised honoring the holiday. Many may not consider how this display of patriotism may affect veterans.
We know what it feels like to receive a text from a friend in some kind of crisis. Reading a text from someone in pain, you may feel concerned or panicked.
The holidays can surface old issues, memories, and all the feels. Here’s how to deal with it.