• Talk with them if they need to talk. Tell them you are there for them if they need anything. Send them a personal card saying you are thinking of them and are there for them if they need or want any support or help. Just voice your concern and if you see them give them a hug. I am sure they could use many hugs.
  • You offer what ever help you can be. You listen. You cry with them. You do what you can to let them know that even if you can't understand exactly how they feel; you care about them and you are there for them. While I was pregnant I was bed ridden for a month and in constant pain. My friend sent a maid over to clean my house for me. It was so thoughtful of her and so practical. That is the kind of thing that lets you know that someone really cares and is not just saying things to be nice. When my cousin died at 22, some of my relatives and myself stayed all night with my aunt at the funeral home talking about him. We laughed and cried and she never felt alone. It meant a lot to her that we stayed. What ever you do; do something. Don't just say I'm here for you and then forget about it.
  • Offer company, a shoulder, prayers, anything to help. Send a note, a card, flowers, carry-out - anything that demonstrates that you are thinking of them and wish them well.
  • Buy him/her a beer.
  • just let them know you're there for them. BE there for them. offer advice as best you can. don't judge them. empathize. DON'T pity them, and don't let them pity themselves. support them and make them feel good about themselves (e.g., compliments and positive attitude.)
  • A warm hug and just to be by their side and let them talk if they need to. When you leave make sure they know they can call you WHENEVER and youd be there in a flash.
  • just be there listen even if nothing is said, listen and just be there sometimes people need to know some one is there and they need quiet or thought time.
  • Listen without interrupting and be there for them
  • I think the best support you could ever offer would be to listen without judgement.
  • let them know I am there for them and will be an ear for them when they want to talk or vent.
  • What a nice bunch of folks are here! I agree, just be there, be a good listener and support them. If you see something that needs doing.... do it. A chore, a favor, an errand....don't ask.
  • Don't give sympathy, ask them if there's anything you can do for them (within reason). Most are just wanting to share what happened to them and maybe ask for some advice or solutions. Time is free so share some it with them.
  • welp, i'll have to take that person out to the bar and get them hammered with me. trust me my brethren, when alcohol and lookhisheadsoff are in the same room, there's never a dull moment.
  • Sometimes people just want to talk and get it out of there system. Just listen, don't interupt with your own stories. Ask questions to show you understand. Then follow up after a bit to see how things are going.
  • The best you can do is to just be available for them at any time, day or night. Sometimes friends need extra sympathy when evryone else is asleep:(
  • just ask her to let you know if she needs help with anything

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