You Can’t Force Someone to “Cheer Up”

by General Caregiving, Practical Guidance0 comments

In this Don’t Say / Do Say video, Wisdom of the Wounded founder Karen Mulder shares a story about when her sister’s house burned down. Wanting to cheer her up, Karen rushed in with some positive advice–and hurt more than she helped. When someone is hurting, don’t try to force them to cheer up. Instead, just listen, and invite them to share how they’re feeling instead.

Karen’s Tips: Don’t Try to “Cheer Them Up”

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder

Karen Mulder is the founder of the Wisdom of the Wounded ministry. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband Larry.

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