Some people might not want to talk about their problems, but it’s worth reaching out to let them know that you are there for them. It’s always important to check in on friends and family members when they are going through a difficult time.
Checking in with someone is a very important part of the process. It is a way for you to make sure that they are not alone in their grief.
However, it can be hard to find the right time to do this. You don’t want to check in when emotions are running high. They might not be able to think straight. So instead, try and find a calm moment when emotions are low and then check in with them about what is going on.
We often find ourselves in the position of wanting to support our friends and loved ones, but not knowing how. It can be difficult to know what to say or do when someone is going through something tough. You can start a conversation like:
“It’s been a while. I am just wondering how you are doing. When you are free, let’s catch up!”
“It has been a year. How are you holding up?”
“How have you been doing, really? Things become so overwhelming sometimes – do you feel the same?”
Listening attentively can be a great way of showing that you care about someone and their thoughts. It is also a good way of learning more about the person you are listening to.
It is difficult for some people to express themselves in a way that can be understood by others. They might have difficulty articulating their thoughts and feelings about a certain topic or a situation so you have to be patient and understanding.
It is important to work as a team because it will make the process more efficient. You should ask what they need before trying to solve their problems.
It is best to avoid using medical terms or diagnoses unless they’re diagnosed by a professional and they’re comfortable talking about it. These words can be triggering for some people. Instead, allow them to talk about their specific experience or emotions. You can also share some of your own experience to let them know that if you were able to get through it, they can too!