Sick

Posted on | February 24, 2017 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
It seems like I have a lot of friends who are getting serious illnesses these days.  (Maybe it’s because we’re all getting older!)  They post regular updates on Facebook but I never know what to say other than “get well soon” or “sending love in your direction!”  That seems too weak a response to someone who just announced that they have cancer or need a lung transplant.  Can you think of something more sensitive sounding?
Response Challenge

Dear Response:
O
ur view is that if you have an empathetic, caring reaction to someone’s trouble, of any kind, FB is not the place to share that feeling. Try a phone call or an email or a private message.  Nothing wrong with “sending love” or likes but the vehicle is not personal.

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