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Helping Friends in Need

The Importance of Being There for Them

By Jen AuhPublished 12 months ago 3 min read
Helping Friends in Need
Photo by Dayne Topkin on Unsplash

In life, we all go through difficult moments where we need the support of our loved ones. These moments can be overwhelming and sometimes it is hard to cope with the challenges that arise.

As a friend, it is important to be there for our loved ones in their time of need. The support we give can make all the difference, as it did for my friend who was considering a divorce.

It all started when my friend reached out to me, telling me that she was considering getting a divorce. She was feeling overwhelmed and needed a place to stay while she figured out her next steps. I welcomed her with open arms and gave her a place to stay for a few weeks. During that time, we talked about her situation and I listened to her as she shared her thoughts and feelings.

I could tell that she was going through a difficult time and needed someone to talk to. I tried to be there for her as much as possible, listening without judgment, and offering support and advice when needed. I knew that the decision to get a divorce was a big one, and I wanted to make sure she had all the support she needed to make the best decision for herself and her family.

As time went on, my friend worked through her feelings and concerns about her marriage. She talked to her husband about what she was feeling and they worked together to address the issues that had caused the rift in their relationship. I was there to support her every step of the way, offering a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on when she needed it.

In the end, my friend decided not to get a divorce. Instead, she and her husband worked through their issues and were able to repair their relationship. I was happy to see them come together and work things out.

The experience of helping my friend through her struggles taught me a lot about the importance of being there for our friends when they need us. We all go through tough times, and it is during those times that we need the support of our loved ones the most. As a friend, it is our responsibility to be there for those who need us, offering a listening ear, a helping hand, and a supportive heart.

When our friends are struggling, it can be easy to feel helpless and unsure of what to do. However, there are a few things that we can do to support them through their difficult times.

First, we can be there to listen. Sometimes all a person needs is someone to talk to, to share their thoughts and feelings with. Listening without judgment can be incredibly helpful and comforting.

Second, we can offer practical help. This could be anything from cooking a meal for them to helping with chores around the house. Small gestures of kindness can go a long way in making our friends feel loved and supported.

Finally, we can offer emotional support. This means being there for our friends when they need us, offering a shoulder to cry on, and being a source of comfort and strength. We can remind them that they are not alone, that we are there for them, and that we believe in them.

Helping our friends through difficult times is not always easy, but it is incredibly important. We all need support and encouragement, especially when we are going through tough times.

As friends, we have the power to make a real difference in the lives of those we care about. We can help them through their struggles, and in doing so, we can strengthen our own relationships and create a network of love and support that will last a lifetime.

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About the Creator

Jen Auh

I'm a founder of STYiLES, a bestselling author, a creative director and an image consultant with 20+ years of experience in the beauty/fashion industries. I share my expertise to help others thrive. Learn more at

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