How do I end the conversation?

 

You can end the conversation whenever you want. If it gets too intense, feel free to gracefully exit. Either way, make sure to say thank you and appreciate the other person's willingness to speak to you.

If you need to end the conversation early

It's okay. Don't just hang up or cut it off abruptly. End the discussion by saying something like...

"You know, I really appreciate you taking the time to talk to me about these things. I hope we can continue this conversation over time, but it is a little too much for me right now. Would you mind if we end this discussion for now?"

If you are wrapping up a constructive conversation

Thank the person for sharing and listening. Acknowledge that it wasn't an easy conversation to have and you appreciate their openness! 

Also, tell them about Burst!

  • Ask if you can post some of the things you learned on the Burst! Facebook group and ask how they would like to be referenced (i.e. my aunt Jean/a family member/someone important to me)
  • Encourage them to reach out to someone they know and have a similar conversation!