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Pritika Thakur
@pritika98 · Posted 01 May. 2022


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Bomb . Carpe Diem...
@bomb · Updated 01 May. 2022

I am not a big believer in cheering up friends. Everyone has their own way of dealing with things. I've found, for me and many others, that if you try to cheer someone up, it's like telling them what they should do and how they should feel.

This doesn't always sit well with people going through hard times. The best thing to do is to give your friends space and be there for them when they're ready to talk, or even just want to be around people who love them. Sometimes the best thing you can do is listen to your friend and let them vent or cry it out without saying much yourself (just make sure they're comfortable).

When the time is right, ask questions to get them talking about their problems by prompting them with something like: "How did you feel when _____ happened?" or "What did you think would happen when _____ happened/didn't happen?".


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Avyanna Dream  Site Admin
@admin · Updated 03 May. 2022

I totally agree with Bomb here. Though, there isn’t a one size fits all solution, it is of paramount importance to find out first off if a friend you are trying to cheer up wants or needs your help. Otherwise, they might feel that you are trying to invalidate their feelings; and that certainly isn’t going to help the situation. Once that hurdle is situated, the next step is to be all there for them. I found out that cooking for a friend who is down their favorite meal promotes bonding, love, and joy. Getting them a double scoop of their favorite ice cream flavor will always brighten their day.


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