Larry Brauner

Years ago I learned the acronym F-O-R-M standing for Family, Occupation, Recreation and Money. Talk about these four things and you’ll quickly learn what a person needs and how you might be able to help him or her.

I suggest that you use this formula in your online dialogs but with one important caution.

You cannot discuss money before you and your friend develop adequate mutual trust, since money can at times be a very sensitive topic.

Be aware that three areas of discussion that often lead to conflict are politics, religion and sexual orientation. Unless your agenda encompasses one or more of these topics, you will be prudent to leave them out of your conversations.

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