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How To Tell Your Friends You’re Not OK When They Ask How You Are

You can say something like "I'm not doing great right now, but I appreciate you asking. Can we talk about it?" o

By yasir saleemPublished 15 days ago 3 min read
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How To Tell Your Friends You’re Not OK When They Ask How You Are
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How To Tell Your Friends You’re Not OK When They Ask How You Are

You can say something like "I'm not doing great right now, but I appreciate you asking. Can we talk about it?" or "I'm having a tough time, but I don't want to burden you with the details. Let's catch up another time." It's important to be honest with your friends while also being mindful of their feelings and not overwhelming them with too much information.

It's important to remember that it's okay to not be okay, and it's important to communicate that to your friends. However, it can be difficult to know how to do that in a way that is honest and considerate of their feelings. Here are a few tips for telling your friends that you're not okay:

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  1. Be honest: It's important to be honest with your friends about how you're feeling. This doesn't mean you have to give them all the details of what's going on, but you should be honest about the fact that you're not doing well.
  2. Be clear: When you're telling your friends that you're not okay, make sure you're clear about what you're saying. If you're not sure how to explain what you're feeling, it can be helpful to say something like "I'm not sure how to put it into words, but I'm not feeling great right now."
  3. Be specific: If there's something specific that's been bothering you, it can be helpful to tell your friends about that. For example, if you're struggling with a recent loss, you could say something like "I'm still struggling with the loss of my grandfather and it's been really hard for me."
  4. Be mindful of their feelings: Remember that your friends care about you and want to help, but they may not know how to respond. It's important to be mindful of their feelings and not overwhelm them with too much information.
  5. Suggest a specific time to catch up: Sometimes, it's hard to talk about what's going on in the moment. Suggesting a specific time to catch up, like "Can we talk about this more over lunch next week?" can be helpful.
  6. Be patient with yourself: Remember that it can take time to work through difficult emotions and it's important to be patient with yourself as you work through them.
  7. Seek help if necessary: If you feel that your feelings are overwhelming and you can't cope, seek help from a professional, a counselor or therapist.
  8. Consider the context: Think about the timing and context of the conversation. If your friends are busy or in the middle of something, it might not be the best time to talk. Try to find a time when they're more available and when you're both in a comfortable setting.
  9. Use "I" statements: Instead of blaming or accusing others, use "I" statements to express how you feel. For example, "I feel upset when you do that" instead of "you always make me upset."
  10. Be prepared: It's important to be prepared for the conversation. Think about what you want to say and how you want to say it. It can also be helpful to have a list of resources or support options to share with your friends if they ask.
  11. Practice self-care: Taking care of yourself is important for managing difficult emotions and for being able to communicate effectively with others. Make sure you're getting enough sleep, eating well, and doing things you enjoy.

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Remember that it's not a burden: Your friends care about you and want to support you. Remember that it's not a burden for them to listen to you and help you through difficult times. They are there to support you and they want to help you.

In conclusion, it can be difficult to tell your friends that you're not okay. But by being honest, clear, specific, mindful of their feelings, seeking help if necessary and taking care of yourself, you can communicate your feelings in a way that is honest and considerate of their feelings. And remember it's not a burden for your friends to support you, they are there to help you.

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