If a friend starts to give you updates on other people you know, it can be helpful to say, “I want to hear about what’s going on with you.” Or you can ask yourself, “What would I sharing about myself if I were with my best friend right now?” Then jump to the heart of things.
Thank you for discouraging gossip. We have always told our children and grandchildren; "If they are gossiping about another with you, they will gossip about you with another. Walk away, they are toxic."
keep writing and I will keep reading.
Judy H. Wright—Author/Historian/IntuitiveWiseWoman