The Art of Listening: Being Present When Someone Discloses Their Diagnosis

The Art of Listening: Being Present When Someone Discloses Their Diagnosis

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The Art of Listening: Being Present When Someone Discloses Their Diagnosis

Sometimes, conversations lead me to reveal that my boys have hemophilia. It is usually a harmless conversation without any agenda. However, I am not always sure how to reply when someone tells me how sorry they are to hear that my boys have an illness. It often depends on my mood at that moment. I wish people would not immediately feel that an apology is in order when hearing a person’s diagnosis. Unfortunately, the natural…

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