I’ve heard this distinction between feeling forsomeone and feeling with them described like this: One day, Sympathy and Empathy come across someone in a deep hole. Sympathy says ‘You poor thing, it looks really dark down there. Would you like a sandwich?’ Empathy, on the other hand, climbs down into the hole and says ‘I see you. It’s horrible down here, isn’t it?’
Your family and friends are in that hole with you, they care, and they’re not leaving.
Hope that today is a little brighter
Thank you, Sian. X