To this day, I don’t understand why people so callously toss out the phrase “Get over it.”
Maybe they want to be helpful, but let’s face it: it comes off as an invalidating, entitled comment to hurting people, even if it’s delivered out of concern for grief that has spoiled and gone toxic.
Subtract the attack from the confrontation. I can’t guarantee that you’ll be heard, but it’s worth a try.
Here are 10 ways to say “Get over it” without insulting your receiver.
1. Better days are ahead.
2. Things like this put steel in your backbone. Use it.
3. I feel sorry for anyone who thinks you’re unstoppable.
4. Everything can change starting now.
5. This is a launching pad, not a camping ground.
6. All things have an expiration date, including this. Keep moving forward, and you will get through it.
7. It’s time to move forward.
8. Don’t drop anchor here.
9. Ready to put this in your past? Let’s go.
10. Do not let this tell you who you are.
Any others you’d add to this list?