how do you help someone get over a major dissapointment in life?

United States
January 22, 2007 11:32pm CST
You know that one thing that really mattered to someone and it didnt work out. Something major they had been waiting for and now they have a definte answer , that its not going to happen.What do you do to help them move forward and not go into a depression?
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
My father always said, when 1 door closes another door opens. I have enough faith to believe this and I have experienced it. Take care Eaforeman6.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
I think your post is so true. God does open the new doors. If we can look at things like this always, it probably wont be so hard to keep the right attitude.
@freesoul (3024)
• Egypt
23 Jan 07
Disappointment over something important that one was waiting and hopping for is very hard and for some people it's a shattering experience .. How to help it depends on many factors, first if there's anything that you can really change in this person's life even if it's not as good as what they were hopping for .. in most cases you have nothing that you can do but to be supportive, try to get them busy with other things, motivate them to start anew, the first shook takes some time to get over but afterwards life must go on and it helps to know that there are people who care, so sometimes just being there for them and have a positive attitude is all we need to do to help.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
sometimes what people want isnt what is good for them. Sometimes even when you dont get what you want, it may be a blessing. I dont really believe that its always an accident. Maybe the LOrd has his reasons why it took a different course.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
You try to be there for them as they cry or complain. You don't judge, just listen. You try to encourage them, and pray for them.
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
25 Jan 07
You have to be there for them when ever you can be. Be supportive but don't become their crutch because they have to deal with some of this on their own. If they start showing signs of depression, make sure they seek help.
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• United States
23 Jan 07
Silver lining - Cloud
Be optimistic ...behind every dark cloud is a silver lining.
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