Episode 185: Comparative Suffering

Episode 185: Comparative Suffering

Do you remember when you were a little kid and you didn’t want to eat your broccoli and your mom said, “There are starving children in the world so you should feel lucky to have that broccoli!” This is a form of comparative suffering. (Love to all you moms and grandmas out there!) We say to ourselves that we shouldn’t be feeling this way because someone has it worse than we do. Or, even the flip side. Someone shares with us what they’re going through and we think, Really? Why are they even complaining about this? I have it so much worse.
Comparative suffering doesn’t take away the pain of another person, it just adds to our own. listen to this week’s episode to learn what we can do instead and how doing that will help us with ourselves and those around us.

leaf asset 8

Ready to stop feeling angry at your husband

before he even walks through the door at night?

Not keeping score doesn’t require you to keep quiet and silently seeth while doing everything on your own. It does help you let go of anger and resentment and focus on solutions instead of scoreboards. It means you make room for working together instead of feeling isolated and alone.

leaf asset 9

Share this post

leaf asset 1
sara payne avatar 3

About Sara

I’m Sara – a certified life coach and I help the doctor’s wife stop being the
backup dancer to her husband’s career. I help them take care of their brains so they can create the life they’ve been looking forward to since the first year of
medical school.

Learn how to become an equal player in your marriage.

Please read my privacy policy to see I take your privacy seriously.