Hi Emma, you seem upset. Let's walk. Is something wrong?
I'm a bit upset, I guess.
Do you want to get a coffee and talk about it?
Sure, lets go in here.
Emma and Olivia see each other. Emma seems upset, and Olivia comments on it. Olivia wants to include Emma's feelings in this conversation in order to foster a sense of belonging (Vanier 35) and community.
So, why are you upset?
I'm afraid that I'll seem silly for saying so...
Emma admits that she is feeling emotionally vulnerable.
Emma, you know that no matter what your issues are I am always here to listen and give you advice. But to do that, I need to know what is making you vulnerable, so we can decide together how best to put this fear to rest.
Emma and Olivia go into the coffee shop.
Well, what happened was...
Emma admits that she is afraid of exposing her vulnerability; she has a fear of failing to "please and succeed" (Vanier 78) because she thinks she is imposing on Olivia.
Olivia affirms her support or Emma, and establishes her fear of exposing her vulnerability as natural.
Emma begins to reveal her fear to Olivia, who has reminded her that she is a safe person to discuss vulnerabilities with.