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If your friend or family member is dealing with something particularly stressful, ask them how you can help.
Sometimes, it can be comforting just to know that you are ready to support them. I
t’s good to express that you are there for moral support and are willing to help if need be.
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There are millions of ways to find joy even in difficult times, but for some reason we are always prone to focusing on the negative.
With so many uncertainties stemming from the current pandemic, you might be looking for more human connection and comfort from friends and family.
Allowing your colleague to vent about whatever has been on their mind will likely lead to a deeper, more honest conversation.
This is a rather sweet way of sparking a conversation about your friend or family member’s self-care routine.
With the need for social distancing making it a more challenging than usual to see friends, offering to video call is the next best thing for some “face-to-face” catching up.
By inquiring about their day, you are creating the space for them to talk about whatever has affected their mood or feelings most recently.
If you know for a fact that your partner is going through a rough patch, it’s nice to ask a question that acknowledges the difficulty head-on.
Similar to offering your support, you can ask your friend if there is a specific task or activity that you can do to take the pressure off of them.
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