imallowed

I'm Allowed To Feel This

I'm Allowed To Feel This

Originally published 1/10/2017

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where a friend or loved one is telling you about this awful experience they’ve had, whether it’s the loss of a loved one, a big failure at work, or a breakup they’ve just gone through?  It can feel rather awkward as you think to yourself, “Shit, what am I supposed to say or do in this situation??”  Everything you think of feels grossly inadequate, so inevitably you resort to some sort of platitude like, “Well, it’s always darkest before the dawn,” or, “Everything happens for a reason…”  Or on the opposite end of the spectrum, you immediately leap into “fix it” mode...