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5 Ways to Create Space for Important Conversations

Have you ever felt like someone was hiding something from you? If you're like me, it's one of the most frustrating things to experience. Especially when it's someone you love. The other day I was talking with a friend who said she was in trouble...

"What kind of trouble?" I asked her.

No answer.

It didn't matter what I said or did; she wasn't going to tell me.

"I keep my problems inside," she said.


If you're the parent of a teenager, you've likely heard a similar response. It's her choice to share or not to share, so I respected that. But with the way I'm wired, it's hard to leave things[...]