When I was new in my grief, I had a good friend tell me, “at least you can pregnant.” He almost immediately became my EX-good friend…There is literally no statement that can follow the words “at least” that is in any way supportive or gentle or kind. Nothing. It simply isn’t possible.
There is no “at least” in loss and grief
We default to these standard phrases when seeking to comfort others in pain. Unfortunately, these phrases actually make the pain worse..