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Don’t Fix The Problem

While there is a natural tendency to ‘fix’ whatever problem the friend shares with us, it is better to simply listen, and do not offer a solution right away, unless specifically asked for.

Also, do not try to have an anxiety competition, where you start to compete with your friend on who is having more problems.

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  • A stroll along the coast, a forest or a park is a great way to distress yourself for an hour, can be a great help in lowering the anxiety levels of you and your friend.
  • Try to listen more and also find comfortable silence in between, being in the moment and enjoying the surroundi...

  1. As we all have different ways of coping with anxiety, it is good to be clear about what your friend may want. Not everyone wants straightforward advice, some will feel better with just a chat where the pandemic or the politics behind it isn’t discussed.
  2. If our friend finds a good...

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