because when someone says "don't worry about it" they're agreeing with you that there's a problem and they can't find a way to solve it.

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Because it feels like they are dismissing my concerns, which always seem to be valid at the time.

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That's how I feel.

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I don't think it makes you worry more, but it doesn't make you feel better. possibly worse because your feelings of worry were just negated. SO now you feel ****** for even worrying.<br />
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WHat would be better to hear "that must be scary for you." or "I know you can handle it. What is your concern?"

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I think it's a reverse psychology type of thing. When you're told not to do something, it's hard to resist not doing it. <br />
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Plus, I think it's a very condescending thing to say.

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They don't understand

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