Don't Fix. Listen.

Have you ever tried to fix someone? Did it work? As a counselor and even as a friend, it took me a long time to understand that I had no right to fix someone. Who am I to decide what is best for another individual? To truly understand someone means that I have to listen to them. However, talking about one’s challenges does not come easy for many. After letting an individual know that I would be happy to listen if they needed to talk, the ball was now in their court. When they were ready for a conversation, it…