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  •  I didn't need saving. (2+ / 0-)
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    paradise50, MsSpentyouth

    I needed validation.

    I was hurting, and I was told to "get over it."

    What I needed more than anything was to hear someone say "I know it hurts. This is what I would do."

    Even if the advice was worthless, at least I would have known someone understood and cared. Instead, I could only internalize the implicit idea that there was something wrong with me.

    The best thing an adult can do for a child that is in pain is to say, I know you are in pain, there is nothing wrong with feeling that way. Even if you don't know how to help, just let them know that their pain is real and justified.

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