When you compare your situation to someone else’s, you will always find someone worse. That doesn’t make your situation any less intense for you at that moment. Don’t compare. Just validate that for you, for now, based on no one but yourself, it is hard. Don’t invalidate yourself by comparison. It helps with perspective in the big picture, but in the here and now, this is real. Comparisons and perspectives are good and have a purpose. But no one is walking in your shoes but you. And if those shoes have rubbed a blister, then it’s ok to admit it hurts.