Sometimes you may find that people who are important to you are far away.
Communication is a vital way of overcoming fear, but it’s a big world and the ways we can communicate across vast distances are imperfect.
You can’t send a hand to put on someone’s shoulder through the phone, and it’s hard to sit and listen like a good friend over email without seeming disinterested or busy. Your cues that show understanding, humor, and despair are translated to a more constricted language.
Our normal signals need reconsideration. As always, though, honesty prevails.