How can you help a hurting friend?

@chavezrmc (4107)
Philippines
February 7, 2010 12:28am CST
Trials come and go in our lives, wether we like it or not. And when this happen to people close to us how can we show our concern and help
4 responses
@ian1979 (47)
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
We can help our hurting friend by just being there, listen to all of the pain and suffering they feel.. It is important that they'd be able to air everything out, cry it all out.. so that when all the pain is aired and all the tears are drained they would feel a lot lighter and better.. So sit with them for a while and listen.. just listen..
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@chavezrmc (4107)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
yes, just being there can really help.
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
shutting up. lol when i see my friend hurt, i don't say a word, they just need someone to be by their side. my friend however, on the day she found out my ex boyfriend was cheating on me...cried with me. she didn't say, "i told you so," or "lets go and kill that biatch!" she just cried along ...then when she saw my ex visiting me to apologize, she turned into a fiery cat by clawing his face with anger. thats when i felt that her friendship mattered. we've been friends since 10 since this present. (i'm already 32) and that incident reminds me who to turn into when im hurt. not because she clawed my ex's face, but because she cried with me. ^^
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@chavezrmc (4107)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
wow, that was really surprising to result to that but yes real friend can feel the hurt of a friend so sometimes this can happen. Its really good to have a friend whom we can count on any time we need.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
7 Feb 10
Most of us, get angry when we are hurt. And we do not want anyone near us, especially those we love as friends. The best way to help, is to love them. Give them some personal and private space and always be there when they need to get that hurt out, whether by talking to you or just that closeness of someone else.
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@chavezrmc (4107)
• Philippines
8 Feb 10
you are right just being there and let them feel they're not alone can be of great help.
@bianca89 (129)
• Philippines
7 Feb 10
just support him/her..don't let him/her down.
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