A: Dear A.: When I meet dogs I like, I give them a play bow to say, ‘hey, let’s play.’ If they bow back and start playing – great. If not, that’s ok too. Maybe ask her if she likes to do something you really like, and if she says yes, invite her to join you sometime. If she says no then you can play by yourself or ask someone else to join you….
… Just think – asking someone to play is actually the easy part. The hard part comes if they say yes and you have to learn to get along.
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Maybe you are afraid of your own feelings or trying too hard to be strong. What if you watch an emotional show or movie and see if that triggers your tears? Sometimes we need some distance from our problems to let our emotions come through.