Stale Platitudes Are About As Helpful As Assholes on Elbows

There are no magical solutions for suffering

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We’ve all been there.

A friend, a coworker, perhaps a total stranger shares a raw and broken piece of their life with us. Their dog has just died, they lost their job, their business went belly up — some disaster has struck and they’re devastated.




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Danielle Loewen

she/her | reader | queer feminist | recovering academic | body lover | gamer | poet & fabulist

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