Although your friend is female my answers would be equally
helpful to a man.
him/her the opportunity to talk. Often, in an effort to be helpful, we
ourselves talk too much.
when he/she talks. As I said, in an effort to be helpful, we ourselves
talk too much.
judge or criticize what the person is saying. This is not the time to make
them to express feelings/allow them to feel feelings.
them about your own experiences, if you have divorced yourself, so that
they don’t feel alone.
responsibilities feel overwhelming to someone getting divorced. A helping
hand is really appreciated.
on the stage of your friend’s divorce, try to shed a positive bent on the
situation. Many milestones, however unexpected or unwanted, have a silver
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