a single mother
10 Things Your Friend Going Through a Divorce Doesn’t Want to Hear
10. Finally, it’s not always what you say or don’t say, but what you do or don’t do.
When someone gets sick, friends bring food and medicine. If someone dies, friends bring tissues and booze (and more food). But when someone gets divorced, people tend to scatter like rats. Your friend needs support, in a million different ways. And it’s fine if you don’t know what to say! But you can just be there. When they need food or booze or company or help packing, whenever. Maybe they just need someone sitting in the empty spot on the couch for a few hours on a particularly rough night. Or a trusted friend to keep an eye on their kids while they sit in the shower or drive around and cry. Your presence means more to your friend than anything else, trust me.
A divorce isn’t the end of the world, but it can certainly feel like it is while you’re going through it. If your friend is going through a divorce, don’t worry so much about saying the right thing that ends up being the wrong thing. Just be there for them. They’ll appreciate it more than you know.
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