We are living in an age, with our various medias, and in particular social medias, when it is so easy to tell our story. The challenge I often observe is that some people are sharing their ‘difficult life stories’ unwisely and the response by others is not always positive, they are questioned or worst ignored…
It is really important that we tell our ‘difficult life stories’ safely.
As a friend, if you wanted to share your difficult story I would have a good cup of tea ready and…
I would ask you ‘why’ do you want to share your story because you will need to make sure your motivations are healthy
I would want you to understand the risks of sharing your story because you are placing yourself in a vulnerable place and some people’s reactions may take you by surprise.
I would want to make sure its a right time for you and others that may be a part of that story.
I would want to make sure that you have planned your story well so that your message of hope to help another is not lost in the pain, trauma or grief.
So, as a friend, I believe there may well be a good time to tell your ‘difficult life story’ but do it safely for you and for others.