That’s where empathy and compassion come from.
We can only try to understand what someone else is going through and be respectful of the fact that they might be responding in a way that is different to how we perceive we would. If you haven’t been through a situation first-hand you can’t possibly claim to be 100% sure of how you would respond and how someone responds to a situation is not down to that current situation alone. It is down to the culmination of everything they are going through and have gone through. ~ Trish Ryder
You can be the best and effective adviser to others but when it happens to you, you can never advice yourself.
Some people might think they have been through what you are going through or have been through, but the truth is it’s different for everyone. Our minds are unique and connections vary. ~ Jennifer Deady