i've really never understood why people say that. is it supposed to make someone who is suffering feel better? is it some promise or guarantee that none of us has the power to make? or is it just a thing that people say when they have no idea what else to offer . . . when they cannot give practical or meaningful advice? here's a spoiler alert: sometimes things won't get better. sometimes we have not yet hit rock bottom. there always is still farther we can fall, and things can always get worse. the universe does not owe any of us a "better," so what is the point of make some unenforceable promise to someone in pain. sometimes the choices we make guarantee that things will spiral deeper and deeper into a black hole of misery. and sometimes, as i was informed yesterday, we choose to see everything as bleak and we choose to hate ourselves because that's just easier than trying to change. so please don't promise me that things will get better . . . they won't, not for me. it will all just go on, until it stops.