Getting Past Embarassment
December 6, 2009 2:55 PM Subscribe
How do you get past embarassment?
posted by The Biggest Dreamer to human relations (23 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
Asking for a friend. Friend can't handle being embarrassed. If someone were to tell Friend, however kindly and gently, something which makes him feel embarrassed, it will ruin Friend's whole night: Friend basically shuts down, can't let go, can't get past it, wants to curl up into a ball and die.
Frankly it fucking sucks for everyone involved.
How can we not let this happen?
Friend will probably discuss this with a therapist, so no need to recommend therapy here, but any practical tips or sage wisdom on how to get past embarrassment and not let it ruin your life are much welcome :).