There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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I would say a warm and welcoming "Hello!"
Initiating contact is something some people can do, others can't. It's probably helpful to assume a benign reason for the asymmetry in initiating contact. No need to take it personally.
In fact, you could assume that you are the one who initiates contact because that's something you are good at. Then you can pat yourself on the back. You are so fortunate to have that ability. Many people do not.
Have you had yet this most important conversation with your kids?
No need for divorce for one parent to selfishly turn the kids against the other.
Can a daughter who was molested by her father ever forgive him? And if so, how?
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