If you are in a position to comfort a friend in need, think of it as an opportunity to express your love and support.
While this responsibility can be overwhelming and some of us find supporting a friend to be awkward, it is important to show you are there for them.
Below are some ways that you can offer comfort to your friend. You may not be able to change the situation, but you might be able to help them through it.
When you hear your friend has heard some bad news or is going through a struggle, make contact with them. Whether it is a phone call or a text, offer to visit them. When a person is experiencing a crisis they will often feel alone and appreciate a friend reaching out.
When something has happened to a friend, offer to listen. But don’t push them, they will tell their story in their own time. Voicing the story is known to be one of the cornerstones of psychological trauma treatment.
Your job as a friend is to listen, communicate…