Toxic positivity is a real problem.
When times get hard, our first instinct might be to sweep our feelings under the rug. We might say “look on the bright side,” or “everything happens for a reason,” but these phrases can actually be more hurtful than helpful.
Reva Cook, LCSW with The Healing Group, shares when positivity can become toxic. She shares signs that you’re being overly optimistic, what phrases to steer clear of, and what to say instead.
Find more advice from Reva on Instagram, @revacooklcsw.