An Open Letter to Conversation Stealers

March 29, 2015 4:50 PM

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I knew that I would need to write this letter at some point in time but have been putting it off for some time. I guess in my role as a clinical psychologist I am inclined to give others the benefit of the doubt. And yes, after all of these years in practice I still look for the strengths and good intentions of others. I am afraid, though, that this topic of conversation stealing has come up so frequently now that I am obligated to write a letter to you.

Yes. We are grown women and should let others know when we need to be listened to. We should at this point in our lives know that we may say, "I need to talk" or even, "Please listen to me for a few minutes." As a clinical psychologist I can confidently tell you that this does not come naturally to ...

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