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Please Don't Minimize Your Pain Because 'It Could Be Worse'


Sometimes I catch myself thinking, “But someone else has it worse.” Or, “You should not be struggling so much.” Or even, “Why are you so worried about this when it could be so much worse?” I have to intentionally remind myself this belief is not supportive of my well-being; yet, at times it can feel incredibly difficult to shift out of this mindset.

It can be difficult not to compare my own pain to the trauma I see others experience or the emotional or physical pain they face on a daily basis.

It can be challenging to approach the idea even if pain exists on a spectrum, how we feel is still meaningful and deserves to be seen.

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