Because I have always been a super curious person, my ability to self-censor — when asking almost any kind of question — hasn’t always been great. In the last few years, though, I have really worked to improve in this area. But let’s face it, we have all unintentionally offended someone by asking a seemingly innocent question or making a curious comment. It also seems that in the last year so many people seem to be offended by almost anything. So today, I’ll share what not to say in (what might be) a precarious situation. Like, when you’re talking to someone who’s divorced, single, grieving, of color, a parent of a child with disabilities and others.
You’ll find out:
- Questions to ask and not to ask someone who’s single
- What not to assume re: someone who’s divorced
- Why you shouldn’t impose your personal belief/opinion on others
- Why there are only a few things you can say to someone who’s grieving (and what they are)
- What to say and not to say to those who are adopted
- What to say and not to say to those struggling with fertility
- What to say and not to say to women who miscarried
- What to say and not to say re: age
- Why I hope this episode makes you reflect on how you ask questions moving forward
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