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Gretel |
Listener - Discoverer 5

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*** I will usually be online from 8 - 9 pm GMT ***

Hi there, I often used this or other sites to vent to strangers and found it somewhat helpful. I know it is extremely necessary to find a person who really is willing to listen and doesnt lose patience after ten minutes. Im currently studying psychology and hope that i can improve my communication skills here with being a listener. I will listen to every topic, no matter what.

Although often enough I sound like Im native in English it's actually not my mother tongue (which is German). Im perfectly fluent though. Sometimes I tend to make a lot of grammar mistakes or might have trouble understanding sayings, slang or a written accent, but other than that Im fine. :) 

I like cats, reading and listening to music. I also play the ukulele. In real life I tend to have very few, but very close friends and tend to be a quiet person around strangers.

My all time favourite quote is by german author Franz Kafka: 

“We are as forlorn as children lost in the woods. When you stand in front of me and look at me, what do you know of the griefs that are in me and what do I know of yours. And if I were to cast myself down before you and weep and tell you, what more would you know about me than you know about Hell when someone tells you it is hot and dreadful? For that reason alone we human beings ought to stand before one another as reverently, as reflectively, as lovingly, as we would before the entrance to Hell.”

Number of Ratings: 45
Number of Reviews: 13
Listens to Over 18
Languages English, German
Listener Since Sep 11, 2014
Last Active over 6 months ago
Progress Path Step 347
Cheers 30,554
People Helped 92
Chats 505
Group Support Chats 0
Listener Group Chats 46
Forum Posts 4
Forum Upvotes 1
Feedback & Reviews
Really seemed to want to help
Listened to me patiently. Like taking to her
helped me a lot to sort thought what im thinking, very compassionate yet empathetic, super helpful, felt like talking to a very wise friend
She listened to me carefully without judging . Her help mad me crying because I never except to meet someone kind like her . She was responsive with a time manner and she listened to me for hours until I pushed everything outside my chest . Thank you so much ❤
Great, patient and non judgmental.
Awesome help
Very kind, patient, and understanding. I was about to give up on connecting with a listener that could help me feel more at ease, but I'm glad I tried one more time. She's one of the best I've spoken to so far.
Thank you for all your constructive help and helping me find away out of my personal torment
Perfect English, extremely calming and empathetic. Listened to my problems and gave me useful feedback and let me vent.
I have had a very positive experience with Gretel as a listener. She is very sympathetic without coming across as judgmental. Gretel has the ability to be helpful by asking questions that allows me to gain insight on my own situation, without being intrusive. Although she was not obligated to do so, she extended a friendly hand by letting me know that I am welcome to contact her again. I really appreciated this.
Really cool person, perfect english, very attentive and intelligent, would reccomend :)
She is amazing. Very helpful and very attentive.
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