3. Offer support, not lectures. They already are hurting, and likely feeling insecure, and the last thing you want to do is add to that. Don’t ask nosy questions, but make sure you are there for when they are ready to talk. They will want to talk eventually, let it happen naturally. Don’t judge, just listen. Wait until they ask for your input to give advice (trust me, they won’t hear it before that moment). Show them that you are, and will always be, a safe haven for them in times of stress.
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