interpersonal relationships

  • The Art of Solace

    Being around a severely ill person—especially one who is facing a long-term recovery or who must live with a chronic condition—is not easy. It makes most of us deeply uncomfortable, even if we’ve known (and loved) the person for years. We struggle to say “the right thing.” We want to cheer the person up, but pasting on a smile feels fake and pointless.

    15 Tips for Truly Connecting with a Chronically Ill Person
    By Walter St. John, EdD