There will always come a time when we feel down and sad. No matter what the reason is we always feel depressed and we need someone to talk to. The burden of friendship comes into play when one of your friends is experiencing the blues. Below are tips on how you can turn that sad face up.
One key moment of friendship is when both of you are being tried. It is that moment when you simply do nothing and your friend simply feels safe. Your friend is able to talk to you about anything and everything without any pretensions. It is that moment that you can realize that you are indeed a good friend.
Once you are done listening, you can either offer an advice or you can remain silent and let her feel everything and let it all out by crying. As a friend you might feel obliged to give her an advice but if you have no idea how to, just remain silent and be there for her.
Give him a token of appreciation or a simple gift. Treat him for a bottle of beer or some dinner. Take him out. Do whatever it takes to make him smile again.
Your friend has chosen you to be his confidante all because he trusts you to be able to be his rock. You are his foundation at a time when he loses his. Make sure you hold it strong for both of you.
Give your friend a massive hug. There is nothing a hug cannot do to make your feel better. There is something about that warm embrace that makes you feel that everything is good in the world. It makes you feel safe even if it is just for a second.
Schedule a time when you and your friend can do the things that you love to do. If you want to be surrounded by people, invite more friends and throw in some sort of party or a gathering. Or you can simply gather close ones and enjoy a private dinner.
True friends stay with you even at your toughest times. More likely, they are the people who are first to notice that something is not right with you. The moment you get that kind of reaction from your friend is the moment you should be thankful for that you have a true friend within your reach.