Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.
"Three years from now. Five years. Ten years. Twenty years. Or seventy if we get really lucky. If there’s one thing I could ever assure you, it’s that I’d still drive you crazy."
Words You Might Read In A Book One Day (via piecesofrie)