Always Err on the Side of Compassion

good advice well written

Therese J. Borchard

err on compassionThe best piece of marital advice I’ve ever heard came from an ex-priest, a kind and gentle man that has been married to his bride for longer than I’ve been alive.

“Always err on the side of compassion,” he told me when I called him up all upset one afternoon after my husband and I got into a fight.

I don’t even remember what the fight was about.

Something stupid.

But I remembered his advice and I’ve been trying to apply it not only to my marriage but to my life, in general.

In fact, it has become my mantra.

Always err on the side of compassion.

It sounds so easy, but is so difficult to execute.

The more books and blogs I read about depression—from diet protocols to literature on mindfulness techniques, from guidebooks about essential brain supplements to cognitive behavioral tricks designed to jump start the more sophisticated…

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