Offering Support to Others

It’s natural that when we see people we care about going through challenges, we want to help. But sometimes we stop ourselves from reaching out—we’re worried that we might say the wrong thing, worried we might not be able to offer enough help to matter, worried we might make things worse. The truth is that there are so many ways we can help each other through hard times, and the most important one is being present with what you have, where you are, with those who are suffering. There are many strategies that can bolster our confidence to help when others ask, and many different skills we can learn to help listen deeply, show compassion, and be there for each other in constructive, meaningful ways.

10 Ways to Help Someone Going Through a Divorce

There are some things that you can do and say that will support your loved one’s healing process.

How to Support a Friend Going Through a Divorce

Show up, and keep showing up. Pizza helps, too.

How to Support a Friend Through a Tough Divorce or Separation

Supporting a friend through divorce is never easy. Here are 5 things to consider when helping a friend go through the trials and tribulations of divorce.

Don’t Say These Things to Your Friend Going Through a Divorce

People going through divorce are bound to feel a world of emotions—sometimes all within 10 minutes—and a good friend listens to them and validates their feelings with empathy, not pity.

Your Friend Is Getting Divorced: 12 Helpful Things You Can Do

While no one can remove the pain of divorce, they can ease it. Here are 12 things people did for me that actually helped.