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2017-10-13 02:15:47 (UTC)

" I'd rather hear, ..

I'd rather hear, "I'm sorry you're experiencing this," or, "That sounds tough," ten million times over the banal cheerfulness of "It'll be okay!"
"You'll get through this," etc. are better for temporary situations, like if someone doesn't get the job they want. For clinically or chronically depressed people it sounds like you're trying brush us off. It's the emotional support equivalent to slapping a band aid on a gunshot wound. "

It's incredible how some people can pin point exactly how these things feel and put it into words.