Context is compassionate.
Context allows for informed decisions.
Context provides for both people to step in with the chance to understand and connect.
Do you prefer, “Can we talk?”
“Hello. I hope you’re okay and doing well.
I’m reaching out to see if you have the capacity to hold space for me?
I would like to talk about how I’ve been struggling mentally with _ and could just use someone to listen for a bit. If that’s okay, can we find a time that works for you to connect?
I understand if you can’t. I’m just hoping to find someone I respect who can be here for me right now.”
I know which one helps my anxiety, allows me the space for choice, and doesn’t press in assuming that my life isn’t overwhelmed too.
Everyone communicates, not everyone communicates well.