Our expert says:
Often, people who really want to help, but have no idea of what would actally be helpful, fall back on those anodyne simplistic " Always darkest before the dawn" type of sayings, which can be so annoying even though they are well-meant. Rather than just getting cross because they're not being helpful, tell them what you want and need --- tell them HOW to be helpful, including perhaps a suggestion that just as taking your temperature every 5 minutes doesn't bring down a fever, so asking how you are every few minutes doesn't help you to feel better.
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