What do you do to comfort others?

United States
November 11, 2011 1:27pm CST
What things do you to comfort family and friends? There are so many problems that are facing others. At times we can't always help others financially so we have to think of other things to do. What are some of the things that you and your family try and do to help others.
5 responses
@sunli123 (540)
• China
12 Nov 11
If my family memebers or friends are in bad mood, I would like to stay with them and listen to their complaints patiently, and say some comforting words if necessary.
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• United States
12 Nov 11
I agree with you that listening is a very big help. Our family at times goes through very difficult times. Being there to listen to what they have to say helps them to see that they don't have to face these problems alone. That they have support to help them deal with issues that may arise. Like here at mylot we have wonderful friends who listen and respond to our thoughts and feelings.
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
11 Nov 11
Yes, there are different ways of course. What I would do from time to time is buy basic things that they very badly need, warm clothes for instance. And, I drive them to places where they very much need to go to, a medical clinic for instance.
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• United States
11 Nov 11
I agree those are very good things. I think it's helpful for us to think outside of the box when helping others. It makes them happy and we don't have to overly worry about our own expenses.
@WakeUpKitty (8709)
• Netherlands
11 Nov 11
Way less as I did all these years before. So I have less abusers around me as well. My health is not great and I always forget about myself and others don't care about me since they find it normal I will manage one way or the other. So now I ask for help if I want something to be done and I accept help as well (I never did in the past). My health is more important to me as anyone else and when I am in pain my kids suffer from that as well. This doesn't mean we live a bad life or they do. I help at school, they can go over to play with friends or friends play here. I drive them over if I can, I help out at scouting, we read books together, help them with schoolwork and we share our stories. We are very close and it's fine with them if there are times I can't cook or do the things they like me to do.
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• United States
11 Nov 11
I'm sorry that you face health problems. Health problems limit our ability to do things, it also can cause discouragement because we aren't able to do the things that we did in the past. I'm glad that your family is understanding with all that you face. That makes a great difference.
@Jhovarie (1169)
• Philippines
11 Nov 11
Easy just talk to them any story so they will forget their problem. same with if you are looking for a friend if you are talkative to them you will become friend compare if you are not talking to them.
• United States
12 Nov 11
I agree it's important for us to talk regularly with our friends. To communicate effectively is good for all relationships. When we do this it makes them feel better as well as we feel good.
@Jhovarie (1169)
• Philippines
12 Nov 11
Aha .... very talkative guys to a woman attract more woman right?
• United States
16 Nov 11
I would say so. We as women feel close to those that we can really bond with. Friendships bond more when there is open communication and closeness. It can be very difficult for a relationship when there is lack of communication and a person starts to feel like they don't have that closeness.
@Chevee (5915)
• United States
11 Nov 11
Hi Dominique, to comfort others sometime just being there for them is enough of a comfort. Listening to them and letting them talk is comfort to others. I have learned that people just want company and a listening ear. Most people will listen for a minute a two and then they will start talking forgetting that the other person is the one with the problem. This has happen to me often and when that person leaves I am more disturbed because I had to listen to them and what they were going through. Now I am more depressed over their situation than my own.
• United States
12 Nov 11
I agree things are so much easier to deal with when we know that we have someone to talk with. Listening to another person's problems does help them. They can express their thoughts and feelings openly. When we listen to their problems I do feel as well that it can make us anxious. We then tend want to try and help more, or in a different way if we can.