I’ve been feeling pretty down lately and the best thing anyone has ever told me is it’s OK. Whatever you’re feeling, it’s OK and completely understandable. Saying to yourself “this will pass” or “you’ll get through this” is true but doesn’t help right now when you feel like crap. It’s OK to feel whatever you’re feeling. I used to try to say those things to myself and have written things like that on this blog, but that didn’t help. That’s a lot of pressure to be told by yourself or someone else “you’ll get through this.” No, that’s not helpful in the moment. What is helpful is saying “it’s OK.” Feel whatever you want to feel, it’s OK. You are NOT alone.