How Can We Support Others When They’re Struggling? — On The Forum

When might we feel compelled to intervene?

When one of our friends is in a harmful relationship

When your partner is struggling

When a family member displays destructive behavior

When should we step in to help?

Things to keep in mind when trying to support others

Their problem is not about you (necessarily)

You don’t have their experience

Give them space

How can we help our loved ones

Learn to listen.

Ask for their permission to provide help.

Point them in the right direction.

Sometimes, people need to make mistakes in order to learn.

Protect yourself throughout the process

How deeply are you willing to get involved?

Protect yourself

Learn when to let go




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Angela Martinez

Angela Martinez

Teacher, traveler, and language learner. Writing about productivity, personal finances, life abroad, speaking another language.