keeping a sense of perspective
Wife: 'Jane told me yesterday she just found it all quite overwhelming last week and just sat down and had a little cry'.
Me: 'There's nothing wrong with that. I've think we've all had wobbly moments. I certainly know I have.'
Wife: 'Have you ?'
Me: 'Yeah, it was a couple of weeks ago now. I heard yet another radio interview with a lady who'd lost her Mum, she couldn't visit her in hospital and now her Dad is left grieving on his own. Just very upsetting. I was in pieces for 10 minutes'.
Wife: 'Yes, those stories are so sad'
Me: 'Was it something similar that set Jane off ?'
Wife: 'Well no – she was wondering when she might next get to the theatre'.