Watching nude scenes in films with my parents has only gotten more awkward over time.
Like when I was a kid I used to have to close my eyes, but at least then I knew what my eyes were supposed to be doing.
Now I don’t even know where to look so I just pretend to be as disinterested as possible.
What I’m trying to say is I’m watching Titanic and making a text post on tumblr right now while pretending not to notice the very naked Kate Winslet on the screen.
Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.
*gets gay married during the purge*