Phil in Hampton wrote in because his ex-girlfriend is seeking additional closure. They broke up six months ago, and Phil admits that he only gave her vague reasons for the split. Truth be told, he didn’t feel like he could handle her depression, and he still isn’t sure if that’s something he should tell her. So what did our listeners think?
They thought honesty was the best policy! She is giving Phil the green light here, and as usual the most important thing he can control is his tone. She’s asking for the truth and we felt like she deserves it. Judy pointed out that maybe her medications aren’t working. Brian was unsure about the specific wording of “not being able to handle” someone, and the consensus today was it is a valid thing to say. Let the truth have its day!