Trigger Questions

I’ve been thinking and talking and reading and listening a lot about “trigger questions” lately. I think of trigger questions as questions that probably seem innocuous to the asker but that trigger some feeling in us that makes us feel hurt or offended or defensive.

“Is he sleeping through the night?”

“Is she walking yet?”

“When will you go back to work?”

“When’s the next baby coming along?”

“Do you rent or own your home?”