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Hello.

Let me get back here for your help:) I am watching 'Lucifer' TV series and we have the following sentence in the second episode:

Sometimes it's easier to make intimate issues about something bigger than yourself.

What does it mean?
Can 'make' mean 'express' here? I would guess this sentence might mean that it is easier for people to deal with their issues when they imagine that more powerful people/creatures also have similar problems like they do. Especially when it comes to intimate problems.

Context: A psychotherapist says this to Lucifer after he reveals his identity (being the devil) and she thinks this is just a metaphor.

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ReegisWhat does it mean?

I had to think about it awhile. The grammar is clear as mud. It helps to insert a word: "Sometimes it's easier to make intimate issues be about something bigger than yourself." The doctor thinks he has "intimate issues", some psychological problems. Such problems are personal and are within the person. If that person changes (makes) those issues into (be) something external (bigger than himself), it sometimes helps him to talk about them.

anonymousI had to think about it awhile.

Glad to read that the sentences that are problematic for me don't turn out to be overly easy Emotion: smile

anonymousIf that person changes (makes) those issues into (be) something external (bigger than himself), it sometimes helps him to talk about them.

Ahh, it definitely makes far more sense than my explanation. Thank you for your help.