Careful with that coping question
- What keeps you going under such difficult circumstances?
- How do you manage to deal with such difficult situations each day?
- What helps you to keep going even though things are really hard?
- How can you explain to yourself how you have been able to do so well while the circumstances are so hard?
- It is admirable how you have been able to keep on going under such difficult circumstances.... how did you do that?
- How did you manage to cope before you gave up?
- How do you explain that you haven't given up yet?
- How do you explain that your situation isn't worse?
- What is the reason you haven't given up?