Fun little trick I learned in therapy: validation. When someone is upset, don’t try to fix the problem, point out the cause, or tell them it could be worse. Just validate their emotions. Be like, ‘shit yeah man, that sucks. I’m sorry you’re going through that. I’m here for you.’ That’s literally all you have to do to make them feel better. Thank you and goodnight.
(EXTREMELY OBNOXIOUSLY LOUD YELLING) WHEN YOU WALK AWAY. YOU DON’T HEAR ME SAY PUH LEEAAAAAAAASE (EXTENDS HAND) OH BAAAABYYYY. DON’T GO (BRINGS HAND TO CHEST) SIMPLE AND CLEAN (TOUCHES SELF) IS THE WAY THAT YOU’RE MAKIN ME FEEEEEEL TONIGHT (MAKES FIST IN FRONTA FACE THEN PULLS DOWNWARD) IT’S HAAAARD TO LET IT GO (DRAMATICALLY SHEDS TEAR)
It’s so sad that some of the loveliest and kindest people dislike themselves a lot