Advocate for suicide prevention, self-injury awareness, mental health disorders, and anti-bullying. Animal lover. Atheist. Blogger. Feminist. Ex-JW. Human and equal rights (gay/bi/trans, etc.) advocate. Liberal-minded "heathen". Misanthropist. Vegetarian. Web and Graphic Design Artist. Wife. Writer / Poet.
P.S. - I'm one of those radical thinkers who believes that sex isn't dirty or shameful, but a beautiful and natural part of life - so don't follow if you're not 18+ or if anything sex-related on your dash is going to bother you. This is my personal space, and my sense of expression will not be censored.
"How can I support you best? I don’t want to stand aside and do nothing."
"I care about you deeply. I am so sorry."
"It’s okay if you can’t come out of the house today."
“Please don’t feel bad if you have to cancel, I understand and I hope I can see you when you feel well.”
"If you’re not up to going out, we can just get together and (talk/ play cards/ watch a movie)."
"I understand if you can’t walk fast. I don’t mind slowing my pace for you so that we can walk together."
"Please don’t feel guilty for being in pain. It’s not your fault and I know you can’t help it. I don’t think any less of you for it."
"I love and accept you for who you are, despite your chronic pain."
"Your pain doesn’t define you."
"Do whatever you need to do to make yourself comfortable."
"Can I give you a massage?"
"Can I (give you a ride/ help with that/ etc.)?"
"How is your pain level today?"
"How much are you up for today?"
"You look good/ well today, but how are you feeling?”
"I’m going to the store. Can I get you something?"
“I can’t imagine how hard this is for you, but you seem to be handling it well and I think you are so strong.”
"You are going through so much, yet you keep your chin up. I could really learn from you. How do you do that?"
"I can’t understand what you’re going through, but I believe you and I am here for you."
"I wish I had something to say that would help/ take away the pain, but I don’t. But I am here to listen."
"I don’t know how you feel, but I’d like to, if you’d care to tell me."
"I am always here if you need a crutch or a shoulder to cry on."
“You’re right, this sucks and you have EVERY reason to be upset.”
"Please know that I’m thinking about you."
"I don’t know what to say, but I care about you."
“I heard about (insert medication or treatment). I know every case is different, but would you like to hear about it?”
“I hope that you feel as well as possible.” (Note: Since we are talking about chronic pain, “feel better” can be frustrating because many people don’t have “better” days. This statement is more considerate).