Originally Posted by MsChristy
I guess I just never thought about how us dragging it out to ensure A is comfortable with it and emotionally prepared could actually be hurting her more...
I'm not sure that dragging it out is hurting her "more". Though I don't find coddling to be a healthy way to deal with someone who is having an issue. I am all in favor of courtesy, communication, kindness, but sheltering someone from reality is just stunting their growth.
Me: male, 43, straight, non-hierarchical, independent