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Old August 29th, 2007, 11:17
Sunnycharacter Sunnycharacter is offline
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The single most important word, other than that of the spiritual nature, is Communication. Most often, despondant people have thoughts of suicide when there is no communication with those they trust. Even if they could communicate with specialists would help. Sometimes, we need to be better listeners.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 18:34
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So very true. Communication and good communcation is the key to any sucessful thearpy.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 20:56
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I have to say Communication is a key factor in my successful marriage. But I've always used the C word in every aspect of my life. Without it, I'd feel very alone. If a person does not communicate, they might as well move to a deserted island. Wait, I've always wanted to live on an island! ;-)
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Old September 13th, 2007, 23:04
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Listening and really hearing what another person has to say is so important. When I was going to school to get my social work degree, one of my professors used to say, "Don't just do something--sit there." It can be hard to sit and listen to someone in intense pain or someone struggling with life and death issues, but often I've found that just listening and being a witness helps more than any advice I could possibly give.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 14:21
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Great message! I have always been a good listener. Have you ever felt really bad about something. Friend listens for a bit and then tries to make you feel better and keeps the conversation going. Good intentions but sometimes bad timing. It can make you feel worse. I say it's safer to keep your thoughts to yourself until asked.
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Old September 19th, 2007, 23:20
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I find myself, the older I get, being a very good listener. I sure wish I had had that trait, when I was younger.
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