Does anyone else out there have trouble with the question “how are you?”
Sometimes when I am asked this question, I feel pressured. I know that the person asking doesn’t want to pressure me, but I sometimes feel like they’ve asked me so many times, the answer should be “better” or maybe they are sick of hearing “I’m still sick/depressed/etc.”
Then there are the times when people ask me this question and I’m not comfortable enough with that person to tell them the truth. “I want to die” isn’t something you tell just anyone. And even if you can tell that person, sometimes the venue isn’t right. For example, when they ask you in the church foyer between services, or during the handshake minute during the service.
Am I the only one that struggles with this?