"I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL DEAR"
They NEVER can nor will they.
Two people can have the same diagnosis however, they will experience this what ever in their OWN WAY...
How do you handle people like this? Do you 'act' or 'react'?
I am getting to the point in my life of being a 'grumpy old woman' ^_^ and as a result am getting very short tempered with folk like that.
Oh, they mean well and all. As the saying goes the way to hell is paved with good intentions...
If you are ever around me... PLEASE do NOT tell me you "know EXACTLY how I feel"