Many (most?) people (sometimes even close ones!) have issues listening to anything (while the chatter in their heads drones on), especially listening to others' pain. Your sharing helps press the Pause button on the inner chatter, clearing the way to listening, supporting, and being like the Velveteen Bunny: real. Shana tova.
Army: Blast in Korean DMZ wounds two South Korean soldiers (Reuters)
from the article: Helping others begins with being honest about yourself