When Your Friend is Suffering….
Do Not Say:
- “I know how you feel” – as close as you may be, you don’t.
- “This is God’s plan” – Can be confusing, unhelpful or enraging.
- “If you need anything, give me a call” – puts undue pressure on the one already suffering. Just do it.
- Saying nothing – probably the worst, most painful.
The Friendship Fix, Andrea Bonior PHD.