Emotional privacy.

/Emotional privacy.

The common wisdom is that it shows “respect” to someone to drag them out to a restaurant or some other public place or even your home, break up with them, force them to process those emotions right there in front of you, possibly cry in public, and then go home alone. I find this absolutely baffling. I think that the kindest thing you can do when breaking up with someone is to give them privacy and to let them choose whether or not to respond to your message or see you again or share their reaction to the breakup with you.

–Miri rethinks conventional wisdom on in-person versus written communication.

2016-05-14T09:49:16+00:0015th November, 2013|Tags: culture|Comments Off on Emotional privacy.