Wednesday, October 22, 2008

phrases that should be banned

these are not all things that were said to me, although some were. they were taken from a thread on pandy's, and i think everyone should see it before they open their mouths! more to come...

"Get over it"

"and did you like it?"

"It was such a long time ago, can't you just forget about it and move on?"

"at least you aren't suffering from famine or being bombed"

"I think God was just trying to get your attention."

"You are not the only one this has ever happened to, it is time to get over it."

"Didn't you ever tell him to stop?"

"Why did you let him do it to you for so long?"

"Why didn't you tell?"

"You just need to forget about it"

"You're still grieving over that thing? Forget about it."

"You shouldn't feel so bad because you're not a kid anymore."

"It happened to you because you were stupid and immature."

"I would never LET anyone do that to me."

"You're saying this to get attention."

"I think you're exaggerating."

"That's not a big deal."

"Are you sure this really happened?"

"C'mon, nobody can remember THAT much about from when they were a little kid"
(about depression) -- JUST SNAP OUT OF IT
"You're overrreacting. Every sibling gets curious about one another"
"But it was only a couple times."

"Why are you in therapy and antidepressants your fine, you over think things."

"Just read the Scriptures every morning and night, pray for him and for you to open your heart for forgiveness and fast every Sunday, God will heal you. You don't need to see a therapist all you need is God."

"Everybody has problems. Stop complaining."

"Are you sure you're not exaggerating?"

"Just pretend you don't have problems and you feel better."

"You just have a bad attitude. You'll get better if you just change your attitude."

"it could of happened so many more times."

"Are you sure you didn't misunderstand?"

"if there was any more, don't ever tell me. no matter what."

"people like you are ruined"

"It's all in your head."

"God never gives you more than you can handle"

"It could have been worse"

"You could have stopped it if you wanted to"

"You should be thankful for what you do have"

"Stop dwelling on the past, it's over"

"You're Grandma has survived war and cancer and she never cries."

"No matter what he's done, he's still your father."

stay tuned for excerpts from "what response do you/did you want to hear" and others!


  1. rebbitzen who is really just a lil girl who cares :-)October 31, 2008 at 12:55 AM

    I agree that one should never say any of those. Except I happen to think one is quite right:

    "God never gives you more than you can handle"

    That's true. Which means you can handle this. You can get over this. It's gonna take a while, and a lot of sweat and tears...but you can and will get over this. I believe in you. G-d believes in you. One day you will, too...


    it's all good
    and it will be even better

  2. rebbitzen, are you trying to make me cry again? ;-/

    i'm out of sweat, and i'm out of tears...

  3. rebbitzen of many colorsOctober 31, 2008 at 2:11 AM

    you're not. just take a breather. they'll come back


  4. what the hell is wrong with people?

  5. Wow. A few are because people are stupid, but most of those, are just plain nasty! How can anyone in their right mind even say that?!

    rebbitzen, and does that apply to minors too? I think not.


c'mon, i know you're reading this! what do you think?