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what do you say if the outlook is bleak??

long story short, a friend of mine is going thru her own personal hell. she called me for a shoulder to cry on and i think i failed her. what kind of advice do you give or say when you know that it's only going to be worse for her??

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on Oct. 24, 2008 in Relationships

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  • have to know the situation before i can tell you how to comfort her

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:01 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • ditto to anony

    Answer by Kat122 at 7:22 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • truth works. Don't enable her. Don't give her false hope by telling her what she wants to hear. Let her face reality and be there for her when it registers.

    Answer by admckenzie at 7:40 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • Tell her no matter which way it goes for her that you will be there for her. I would not suggest a bleak outcome or a better out come. Just reassure that you will be there to listen and to care.

    Answer by Meerkatie at 9:48 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

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