"I've gained weight."
"You look gorgeous!"
"I know! It was a fact, not a statement about my appearances."
"I think I might be autistic."
"Oh no, you're not. You're so capable."
"Of course I am. I didn't say I wasn't. Do you know a lot about autism or is your comment based on stereotypes?"
"I think my boyfriend might be manipulating me."
"He's so nice though."
Your well-meaning words can be very invalidating.
Choose them wisely!
Your life, your choice!
This is a daily, micro-blog, taking less than 2 minutes to read, offering you insights into how presumptions, beliefs and stories shape our lives and worldview, for better or worse.