We've all been on the receiving end of well meaning, but unhelpful, comments. If you're lucky, these types of comments will fall away like water off a duck's back. Sometimes, though, they can stick like glue, reverberating around your head until they land straight like a dagger to the heart.
At Happiness Concierge, we're always hearing about comments that have been said with the intention of being really constructive, yet they've left people feeling judged, misguided and awkward. From a well-meaning but passive aggressive concern ('don't you worry about what other people think?'), to a well-meaning friend extending judgement ('I don't see what you see in that person!'), to a colleague awkwardly giving us 'feedback' ('are you really an expert in that?').
Here are our four tips for deflecting unhelpful comments while taking care of yourself and letting your feelings be heard.