Gretchen Rubin

My Daughter’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Mother Knew the Right Thing to Say.


I love it when people know the right thing to say.

At the party following my daughter Eliza's high-school graduation, her ex-boyfriend's mother found exactly the right words to sum up their hard-to-put-into-words relationship. She said to Eliza, "You'll always have a place in my heart."

That's what we want to hear! I have a place in your heart.

Do you struggle to find the right words to say -- at a big event like a graduation, or in ordinary life? I love hearing examples of people finding the words.

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