Originally Posted by GalaGirl
If that is reframed as
I worry my words will cause anxiety for the person listening to me because _____?
What would you put there in the blank?
I worry my words will cause anxiety for the person listening to me because the stability and support of our relationship are a vital part of her ability to deal with her serious health issues. For her to be told that relationship is in crisis might cause her to feel added stress, anxiety, and fear. She is already struggling to get through each day, and may not have the stamina to cope with any added pressure without her health degrading further. Therefore, I worry that my words could literally cause damage to the already fragile health of someone I love deeply.