Just Listen. Don’t Solve

When a woman wants to talk about her bad day or about a problem she’s having, all you need to do is listen. Use neutral responses like “oh no” or “wow” are good. If you’re ambitious, you can even ask “how does that make you feel?” or “What do you want to do?” but whatever you do, don’t suggest a course of action, don’t break it down in any kind of logical manner, and don’t present a solution. Remember, keep your eye on the ball – support not solve.

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