Do you share your personal problems to others?

Philippines
May 29, 2008 3:16pm CST
There are some people who used to share their personal problems to others even if they are not close to them or I mean not close friends. I could understand that they just want to have an outlet of their troubles. But I think it's not proper to do this unless you are telling it to a counsellor. How would you react when somebdoy open up their personal problems to you? It happens to me and I could not think of something or advice to give it to her.
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@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
30 May 08
I don't share some of my personal problems with those people that I really don't know, But I experienced some people who confide some problems to me. Its really hard to communicate with this kind of people but I know they need some help, so what I did is talked to them and give them some advice.
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• Philippines
23 Sep 08
Very good!! that's the best thing to do. Even me, I don't like to share my very personal problems to others but some of my friends confide to me their problems. I help them find ways to solve it. I am glad when I can help.
@Insung001 (740)
• Philippines
29 May 08
Well, I've seen a lot of posts here broadcasting their personal problems. But like you said, It's understandable that some people would just like to have an outlet. And for those who post here, maybe they are really searching for really good advice. After all, it wouldn't really matter if the person giving the advise is close to them or not, as long as the advice is sensible and make sense. As for me personally, if someone not even close to me, confide me with his/her personal problems, I would appreciate the trust and would try to give the best advise that I can think of. If I could not really think of any good advice, then I would just console him/her as much as I can and would make him/her feel an honest empathy. I think that's the least that I could do.
• Philippines
29 May 08
well, that's right!!yes I have read some of the problems shared in this site, I somnetimes give my opinion yes, in this site, well, I don;t really know the person personally, but it is a different feeling when the person is talking to you face to face. As if you can feel the real feeling that he/she has. Here in this site, you don;t really know if what they are talking about is happening or just a mere sitution that they want other people to react into it. Well, I like your idea of just giving what you could give to them that seek your advice. Thanks for replying.
@spalladino (17924)
• United States
29 May 08
I don't normally share my personal problems with anyone but a lot of people come to me for advice or just to listen to them. It's okay if you don't have an answer for a friend's problem. If this person is a friend, just allowing them to vent and letting them know that you care is helpful. Sometimes that's all someone is looking for, just someone to listen.
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• Philippines
29 May 08
yes, that's what I;m doing.. just listen to their problems and give some yes or no answers, there are times that I give suggestions but not to the extent of really giving solutions. I am just there to support if I can. Thanks for the reply.
@kykidd (6819)
• United States
29 May 08
I have a tendency to vent only to certain people about certain things. Sometimes I think I should go to a therapist, but who could afford that in today's day and age. My friends are supportive and will listen to me. They know when to use constructive critism or cheer me on. And they know when to just sit back and listen. Some of them even have some responses that you would think were coming from a therapist. LOL
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• Philippines
29 May 08
Oh!! really? I hope I could be like that too when my friends shared their personal problems to me. I just don't want to give advice for it might not be the right thing to do for that certain problem. I can just listen and give my sympathy but to suggest things to the higher level is I have no talent on that. thanks for the reply.