Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.
The girl who plays my older daughter, Shailene Woodley, who does such a phenomenal job … unbelievable. If you haven’t seen it, there’s a scene where she cries underwater, which really pisses me off that she can do that shit.” - George Clooney
u know its ok to admit that u love me in my ask
It always seems like parents only ask you to do stuff
When Lily Evans told James Potter that she wouldn’t go out with him because he was a bully, he stopped bullying people and redeemed himself. When Lily told Severus Snape that she wouldn’t go out with him because he called her a racial slur, he went on to join a racist terrorist group.
Conclusion: James Potter handled rejection much better than Severus Snape does.