I have someone in my life who thinks no one can dare whinge about their problems because she has some fairly bad circumstances.
But really, our problems are big to us and while sometimes perspective may be necessary, most days a handless, starving, raped and ostracized woman who has watched her children be murdered or starve to death living in Africa is always going to 'win' that one and if that means we can't be upset about our lot in life, then that's really unhealthy to suppress. It's all how relative it is to our personal situation.
Although, I do think often people think they're being helpful by letting people know they're not alone and just overstep the mark, coming off as insensitive.
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30-07-2012 17:44 #51
30-07-2012 17:56 #52
I know the OP is saying she is referring to IRL, but really, the forum is an extension of real life. I certainly don't mean to come across I have it worse than others. Thankfully I have some really supportive people in my life atm
Hugs Refreshed and to the others not travelling well here
30-07-2012 18:08 #53
I totally agree with this. I notice this especially in my mothers group. I don't even tell my story as I know I've had a hard upbringing and don't need anyone to confirm that. I just listen and nod sympathetically. I think some people just want to be heard and appreciated.
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30-07-2012 18:14 #55
Mothers groups lol. My baby started getting teeth at 5 months, that sounds early right? No, my baby had 2 teeth by 4 months. Well MY baby was 6 weeks! Well done, your baby must be super smart to get teeth then.
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30-07-2012 18:51 #59
Oh my gosh it annoys me..
I got diagnosed with ms around a fortnight ago and when I told my roommate I got
'oh yeah I understand I've had this pain in my hip for ages. At least you dont blah blah blah'
WTF? I wasn't competing lady!
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