How do you recover from saying the most stupid things? We went to a little girl's birthday party, and while the young ones were having fun, the grown-ups were talking. We started talking about how to recover when you've said something incredibly offensive, unknowingly. How to talk to a single mother, to encourage her and not offend. How to talk to a lady who wants children but cannot conceive. How to comfort someone who is grieving without sounding too cliché.
I have no real idea.
Some say about the childless, don't talk about your baby, others say do talk about your baby, but not too much.
All I can say is this. I (and most people I know) really and truly do not wish to cause pain or offend. So, if I say anything offensive, please do not take offense. If you'd like, let me know how you feel and how I can best communicate with you. Other ladies in your position might not feel the same way.
I believe that a wise woman knows what to say and when to shut up. And when I get wise, I'll let you know!
4 months ago