1. “I understand if you don’t want to talk about it.”

2. “Are you ready to think about alternatives?”

3. “You’ll land on your feet, I’m sure of it.”

4. “Have you tried praying?”

5. “What about yoga? Or meditation?”

6. “Are you seeing a therapist?”

7. “My friend went through the same thing. It was harder on her family than it was on her.”

8. “How bad is it really?”

9. “Can I do anything to help?”

10. “You’re so brave.”

11. “If anyone can beat those odds, it’s you.”

12. “Those doctors are very smart people. I’m sure they know what they’re doing.”

13. “Just thinking about it makes me want to cry.”

14. “Everything happens for a reason.”

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