“It’s not a big deal.” “You’ve got nothing to worry about.” “It’s all in your head.” “Just relax.”
Have people uttered phrases like these when you were anxious or worried about something? Were they helpful?
We didn’t think so.
Talking to someone with anxiety is not as intuitive as you may think!
Read on, because talking to someone with anxiety is not as intuitive as you may think! Let’s take a look at the most common things people say and do (with all the best intentions), why they’re not helpful, and what you can do instead.