A powerful quote, a powerful truth. I hope you have someone to be a witness to your experience. Advice can be very helpful, but I believe more profound is being invited into a space and quietly “stand in the gap” to allow another to feel heard and seen, thereby potentially giving them the opportunity to hear and see themselves in a new way. A quote by Sue Atchley Ebaugh remains a favorite of mine, “The greatest gift we can give one another is rapt attention to one another’s existence.” (MK)