Validating of statements and facts dating the disabled
Whether a statement is a fact or an opinion depends on the validity of the statement.
While a fact refers to the something true or real, which is backed by evidence, documentation, etc.
What Karen heard in his statement was, “You’re wrong to be so upset. You are irrational.” Karen’s anger toward Tom had built up over many years of such responses from him.
Incidents big and small ended the same, with Karen getting MORE upset and walking out of the room, leaving Tom baffled and angry himself in return.
Imagine this little child trying to understand himself, his world, and all the other people in it.
Imagine that he doesn’t feel he can ask questions when he needs help. No one says, “Let me explain this to you.” No one says, “Your feelings are normal.” No one says, “I’m here for you,” or “I see your emotions,” either by words or actions. An entire life of feeling angry or baffled or untethered, or all three.
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“Is this the start of some kind of neurological degenerative disorder? So she did what any of us would do in this situation. She only typed a few words, and the answer appeared under the search bar. When my friend told me this story months later, it made me think about validation, and how powerful it is.I’m sitting in my office in a therapy session with a couple who is on the verge of divorce. He gave me a huge hug, which was just what I needed.Karen and Tom are both lovely people, but they hate each other. Then he said, “OK, let’s stop with the tears and talk about this rationally.This child is being sentenced to an entire life of seeking answers. Facts and opinions are often uttered in the same breath; the terms have a huge difference in their meanings.