Communicating with Stressed People
This thread is asking for your opinions about the best way to communicate with people who have been trusting enough to express their concerns either on a forum or in real life, and who feel so overwhelmed and stressed that they may become stuck in a cycle of venting (to offload) perhaps because they cannot easily resolve their problems.
At what point do you think it is helpful to break the cycle of venting / offloading and enter into dialogue which may provide advice? Alternatively, do you think that it is more helpful to just listen and provide a space for the person to offload? Is it better to allow people to gradually come to their own conclusions as to how they should resolve their own issues rather than advising them?
Interested in your own experiences of what you have found most helpful you when you’re stressed?
Reason: There's always room to improve our communication skills and learn what helps each of us.
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