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Touchy feely client asked me today, “how come you never talk about your family? Don’t you get along with them? Family is so important to me.” I’ve been feeling particularly alone and lonely during Covid, but even before... I’m 50, single, never been in a relationship, really feeling kind of down at this “midpoint” in my life. I kind of keep people at arms length especially clients I’ve never even met in person. 😔 How do you even respond?

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“Yeah my family live in Nunya. Nunya business.”

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This; although a little more polite. You have literally no reason to hear about their families and vice versa. It’s kind of invasive. We should care about each other but assuming anything simply because you didn’t mention your family is rude. Make small talk and get the focus back on the work at hand. They can touchy freely with their partner on their time.

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Op are you feeling okay? The Covid thing has hit us all unexpectedly but it could be a a catalyst for you to make a change if you want.

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