ople …rstanding language and tone in the rare instances you speak to them. Never try to cheer someone up. When people are dealing with the emotional storms of life, the last thing they need is the people they rely on the most emotionally manipulating them as well to ‘make the problem go away’…some problems aren’t meant to just go away, just like that.
This is so hard for our culture- we’re constantly trying to make bad feelings go away, be cheerful and positive. Sometimes things suck. Sometimes there’s pain, or sadness, or fear. Those feelings need to be felt.