14. Be Strong
While you might be completely devastated by your friend’s predicament, you need to keep it together. It is important to stay strong for your friend so that she doesn’t end up consoling you. At the same time, there is no reason to stay stony all the time. If your friend wants to vent some rage, rage with her. If it’s time for belly laughs, indulge her.

15. Pack It
Care packages are a great way to give a little pick-me-up, especially if your friend is far away. You don’t need to spend a ton of money—some light, entertaining reading, maybe an audio book or a DVD, a pretty scarf, a bottle of nice perfume or nail polish—to send a ton of love.