When someone’s upset, I don’t tell them
"oh things will be okay"
"it’ll get better"
"everything happens for a reason"
No. Fuck that. I bet they heard that already by the first people that they spilled their problems to. I bet they heard that, memorized it, and is sick and tired of it.
I’m going to remind them of their strength. Their strength of what they had overcome so far. Remind them that they are a beautiful human being and it is OKAY to deal with a hardship with however they want to deal with it. Remind them of their inner strength, give them the hope and courage back in their hands that they are capable of getting through the ordeal and that I will be by their side but remind them that they don’t necessarily need me.
I’ll remind them that their strength and courage inspires me.
i’ll remind them that their moments that they consider weak encourages me because of how they are still persistent even at their darkest times
I’ll remind them that I’m goddamn proud of them. Proud of them for being so strong and resilient because if I was in their position, I’ll bitch and cry about it to everyone I meet.
I’ll do all of this and more.
anything but, “oh things will be okay” no
I will tell them however that their mind is stronger than the pain or struggle that is hurting them and they will make it through.