Post # 1
I always feel so helpless with my friend’s that are single and go through breakups…. I feel like I have nothing to ‘add’ now being a permanent couple (like I’ve moved into this “you can’t related because you are married” category in their head).
I know this isn’t ‘true’, but it feels that way.
Any advice on how to be a good friend to my friend that recently got dumped?
Post # 3
sometimes i think just “being there” for your friend can be meaningful. i know a lot of the time after a break-up, you don’t necessarily need advice for someone, but just someone to talk to/at. so maybe just go to dinner or catch a movie.
Post # 4
I second what meggyo: says.
Sometimes just knowing that you are there for them to talk to and you arent going to judge them helps a ton.
Post # 5
don’t say “Oh, you’ll meet someone else and forget about him”–not that I think you would:)
Probably the worst thing about breaking up is feeling like you are all alone, no dates, etc. Getting everyone together for girls’ nights helps a lot.
Post # 6
@Georgia Bee: snicker… would NEVER do that – but it’s a good reminder. I remember sharing a breakup with a married friend – and the first thing out of her mouth was telling me how wonderful marriage was and how much I’ll love being married. Um… seriously!?!?!?! 🙂 🙂
Post # 7
I agree with pps… just be there for her. If she REALLY gets bad, have her make a list of his Cons…