Personal: Don’t invalidate my feelings

Things have been haywire in my life for a bit.

The following things have been said to me:

  • There are people who have it worse than you.
  • There is light at the end of the tunnel.
  • When you hit rock bottom, the only way to look is up.

among many other empty platitudes. Which for the sake of transparency, don’t make me feel any better. At all.

Especially the first one.

I feel very invalidated by those words. I do not see how I should feel better because someone else has it worse than me. Also, because someone feels my issues aren’t life threatening doesn’t make them hurt any less.

Anyway, the point of this post is stop telling people such things.


One thought on “Personal: Don’t invalidate my feelings

  1. Hey Ciiku. This spoke to me. Had a really awful near death experience recently and “God has a reason for sparing your life” has been thrown at me so often. I keep feeling like shouting fuck off with that bullshit. Sure God has a reason for leaving me in crippling pain and constant terror.
    Anyway thank you for this.


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