Clichés fly thick and fast around the world of chronic illness.
Keep fighting. You’re so strong.
God has a plan.
It will turn out all right in the end.
He has his ups and downs.
Do these phrases make you wince? Does anger bubble up your throat when you hear them? Do they make you want to go on a hashtag rant on Twitter or write a Facebook essay speckled with ‘angry’ emoji?
I know the feeling.
Why we can’t get rid of clichés when we talk about chronic illness
Clichés are part of life. Some words simply fit better than other ones. And so we reuse them.
And reuse them, and reuse them…
… until they lose their meaning.
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