“I had a miscarriage.”
“At least you can get pregnant.”
This is an example from the short video above on the difference between empathy and sympathy. There’s nothing worse than sharing something vulnerable with someone and have them come back with a comment like, “It could be worse”. Sure, things could always be worse. But a word of advice, if someone feels safe enough to confide in you and share their pain, don’t downplay it. Try to be sensitive and learn to empathize.
Are you aware of the differences between empathy and sympathy?