Stop trying to minimize someone’s emotional state because they have a smaller reason compared to someone else. It won’t make that person feel better, it will make them feel invalid. I’m so tired of being told that what I’m going through isn’t legitimate because so and so is going through something much worse. The thing is, what someone is feeling is all relative to what they’ve experienced in their life. Someone’s breakup may be the worst thing they’ve ever experienced and that shouldn’t be disregarded because someone else just lost a family member.
It’s like saying “you don’t have the right to be happy about this A on a big project because there are people who got married today and people who adopted a child today.” We can’t use some people’s situations to minimize others’ struggles.
View Reddit by reaganswritings – View Source