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1 of 5 Ways How to Handle Bad News

Posted by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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By Britt Reints

                        

Step away from the keyboard

When bad news hits, our instinct is to reach out. We are hardwired to connect in some way, to be not alone in a crisis. However, the Internet is forever and usually not the best place for you to record your first response. Words that feel good in the heat of the moment can burn valuable bridges when immortalized on Twitter or Facebook.

Before you turn to the Internet, try to connect with a smaller audience. Pick up the phone or visit a friend, ideally someone who isn’t recording your every reaction and who is capable of letting you freak out for a while.

by on Oct. 10, 2013 at 2:47 PM
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aneela
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM

ha ha yeah i see ppl write some crap stuff online and it is not the corrent venue...but not all see that

sara_7106
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 4:21 PM
Good call
dusky_rose
by Silver Member on Oct. 10, 2013 at 4:22 PM

Good advice.


MamaMandee
by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2013 at 12:15 AM
I have seen plenty on here that need to do this.
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momofsixangels
by Gold Member on Oct. 11, 2013 at 9:08 AM

Very true

mnmo3bb
by Bronze Member on Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:57 AM

 Good advice!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kmakksmom
by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Yes, very true!

Sisteract
by Silver Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Some have never heard of over sharing.

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by Gold Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 12:23 AM

good tip :)

Numom61507
by Gold Member on Oct. 14, 2013 at 1:31 AM

I need to send this to my cousin. I know entirely too much about her messed up love life.. lol

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