Preparing for a difficult conversation

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Re: Preparing for a difficult conversation

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Hi Raffles -- I agree, it sounds like we're at a logistical end of the thread. We don't have to continue talking about it, but I wanted to chime in and say that it's normal and ok to feel hurt after being vulnerable and someone being unable to engage back. I don't think you need to ever feel bad about asking for help or support either, especially from us here. <3
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