What does "I don't want to talk about it" mean, practically speaking?
January 8, 2014 10:25 AM Subscribe
A dear friend of mine who lives far away has lost two of her three cats to sudden, upsetting illness, in the space of a week. She has implied that she's not interested in talking about it, which I can understand.
posted by Sokka shot first to Human Relations (20 answers total)
I'm trying to decide if I should send her a short email saying "You don't have to reply to this, you don't have to say anything at all, but if you need someone to talk to, about anything, for any reason, at any time, I'm here."
I don't want to mess with her grieving, or make it worse, or imply in any way that I think it's About Me. I just want to help my friend. What, if anything, should I do?