What’s one thing you wish you could hear said to you that would give you something you need? Not just something you want, something you need.
Aw, crap. As the questioner indicated, this is what I get when I give a psychologist leave to ask me anything.
Look, I believe words are incredibly powerful and can do amazing things. But they have to be paired with truth for them to work. Choose your words carefully not to cover up what you really feel but to make sure you are expressing it in the most purely honest way possible.
What do I wish I could hear said? I don’t want, “I’m sorry.” People say it too glibly, too readily, and in the case of the people who might say it to me, the only way it could mean anything would be paired with tremendous acts of contrition along the lines of sackcloth and ashes.
But I could use an answer to the one question that nags me. Unfortunately, I don’t think anyone knows the answer.
What I need is to know why.