How do you respond to offers of help?
When you or a loved one are going through treatment or you’ve shared about a new diagnosis, family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors often mean well. They may offer encouraging words or make offers like, “let me know how I can help!” Sometimes they say the wrong thing entirely. Let’s talk about it!
- How do you respond when someone offers a general statement like “let me know how I can help”?
- What offers do you find most helpful?
- What isn’t helpful?
- What do you say when you don’t want what is being offered?
- Any other advice?