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Don’t say that! These 3 innocent phrases can be harmful in this time of crisis

When one of our trusted therapists says, “don’t say that,” we listen. You might have said one or all of these phrases in the past month, and this is why you probably shouldn’t.

Everyone is feeling stress right now. And if you’re not, you probably will eventually. A lot of us go to the same phrases to try to soothe the nerves, but some of them can actually be more harmful than helpful.

Reva Cook shares the three things you shouldn’t say to someone during the corona crisis. She shares some more empathetic alternatives to use instead.

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