So… you know what it’s like to feel trapped in a tough situation where you don’t know what to say or do, don’t you? Being around someone – particularly someone you care about – who is upset, unhappy and in pain… sucks! Welcome to reality. FACT: Humans suffer and they usually don’t like to do it alone.
Yes, it is uncomfortable to be around someone who’s suffering. And, yes, it is awkward and stressful – regardless of the cause of their personal upset. What you want to do is disappear the problem. Ignore it. Remove yourself from it – and, from them. Still (remembering what your mother taught you), you know you should SAY something or DO something to ‘help’ them, right?
Well, relax, my friend, you are not alone in this. There are nearly 2,400 divorces per day. If each of those newly divorced people have just two friends like you, that’s 9600 people EVERY DAY who, like yourself, probably don’t know what to say and don’t know what to do!