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Being Comfortable with Silence Is a Superpower

The fascinating science of silence and why it’s healthier to embrace it than fight it

I used to think he was ignoring me, or else that he just didn’t hear me, so I would repeat myself.

This “he” is my boyfriend, and almost without fail, any question I ask is met with prolonged silence. Early in our…



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Michele DeMarco, PhD

Award-winning writer, therapist, clinical ethicist, and researcher specializing in moral injury. I talk about the stuff many won’t.