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Please Don’t Fix Me: What True Empathy Is (And Isn’t)

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“No one mentioned until I was in late middle age that—horribly!—my good, helpful ideas for other grown-ups were not helpful.

That my help was in fact sometimes toxic. That people needed to defend themselves from my passionate belief that I had good ideas for other people’s lives.

I did not know that help is the sunny side of control.”  ~Anne Lamott I’m a well-meaning empath. If you share your problems with me, I’ll quickly make them my own.

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