How to Help You Loved One Work Through A Crisis

When someone you love is going through a hard time, it can be difficult to sit and watch them; you are always going to want to help. The good news is that the help you are able to provide is often going to be well received, and will help the person who is having problems hugely. Therefore, you should never be afraid to say that you want to help, and always do what you can to make life easier for everyone involved. If you’re worried about a loved one and aren’t sure where to start, here are some ways you can help.

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Be Supportive

Sometimes the best thing you can do is just to be there for your loved one. There may not be anything physical that you can do to help the situation, especially if the reason that they are so upset and struggling is due to a death, for example, but if they know you are there for them, ready to help whenever needed, this can be enough to give them some comfort and make them feel at least a little more positive.

Everyone is going to go through hard times, and we don’t know how we are going to react to them until it actually happens to us, and therefore it might be that being there is all that we can do, even if we don’t entirely understand it.

Look At The Positive

When someone is having a hard time and going through a crisis, it is easy – and understandable – to look at it only from a negative point of view. This is especially true if the issue leads to shock or confusion, and they aren’t able to think rationally. However, by re-framing the problem and trying to look at it in a more positive way, they can really start to feel more like themselves, or see things from a different point of view, which can help. This is where you will come in. They may not be able to see anything positive about the situation, but since you will be slightly more distant from the crisis, you may be able to see something that they can’t.

Work Past The Mistake

Sometimes crises come from one simple mistake, and no matter what the consequences of it are, such as requiring bail bonds San Antonio or seeing the end of a job or even relationship, it is important to own the mistake or mistakes that were made and then work past them. Mistakes like this can haunt someone their entire life, but if you can help them see that there is more ahead of them and that they should focus on other things, working through the mistake whilst learning from it, then you are certainly helping your loved one.

Be Practical

Although this will depend on what the crisis is, your friend or loved one may need you to be practical for them. They may require food in the house, or their heating bill to be paid. They might need somewhere to sleep, or someone to look after pets or even children. Offering to do these practical things will help ease the pressure they may be feeling, and will also give you a purpose so that you don’t feel quite so lost when trying to work out what to do.

Marie Nieves is a student and a blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favourite writer is Tracy Chevalier and she always carries one of her books in her bag. Marie loves to share her experiences and talk about practical solutions. She is an avid lover of photography interested in interior and exterior design and regular author on Smooth Decorator.