Ask Amy: Drunken daughter makes tragedy worse
We sadly lost a 30-year-old patient today.
He was vaccinated but had another health risk.
Lots of restaurants are requiring proof of vaccine to dine inside.
At my Thanksgiving dinner, all must be vaccinated.
I hope others do the same.
The suffering I see daily is heartbreaking.
– Exhausted, Tired, Frustrated, Angry, Sad Nurse
Dear Nurse: Thank you so much for the work you do, and for offering your front-line perspective on this extremely challenging topic. I genuinely appreciate it and assume that many families will be using this as their guide this year.
Dear Amy: While I thought your response to “Troubled Daughter” was spot on, you might have suggested she work with a therapist.
While I suffered nowhere near the abuse she has, I did have to have some difficult conversations with a family member.
My wonderful therapist helped to formulate a dialog that worked for me, and we also role-played possible reactions from the family.
It was incredibly empowering to know what to say and how to respond.
Dear Grateful: I completely agree. Rehearsing difficult conversations makes them much easier to have.
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