20 Worst Things To Say To Someone Suffering

by Suzanne Titkemeyer cross posted from her blog Every Breaking WaveAs part of my adminning No Longer Quivering I have to stroll around the blogosphere a couple of times a day to see what's going on. This morning I found this list posted at two different places. This list made me almost retch upon reading it. But I've been told that the list and posting was sarcastic. I hope so because these are some of the worst things I've seen that could be said to a struggling person.The original posting was about how your friends can support you best when you leave your abusive husband. Granted, I've never had to do that, but I have gone through trauma, tragedy and pain, just like everyone else, … [Read more...]

20 Ways Not to Respond to Homeschool Horror Stories

by Becoming WorldlyThe following are a list of things that range from impolite to incredibly disrespectful that I have heard since I started speaking out about this issue. I’m (unfortunately) not making any of these up and I’ve actually had every single one of them either said to me or seen them said to others. If you don’t want to be a jerk, please don’t say any of the following: … [Read more...]