They’re angry at me?!

Fear and helplessness are often the source of anger. Ask yourself, what might they be afraid of? Are they really angry at you, the person trying to save their loved one? That would be so counterproductive. Are they, rather, lashing out in fear?

Step back emotionally, let go of defensiveness, it’s not really about you. A compassionate response might defuse the situation, “I can’t imagine what you are feeling, but I am here, we are all here, with you.”

And then take a Moment for self-care. And schedule another for later on.

Published by Mona

I am a wife, mother, and author. I taught high school for 27 years and I was a hospital and hospice chaplain until my health required that I retire. I miss my hospital coworkers and cannot imagine how terrible this year and last year have been. I want to be there for them in at least this small way.

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