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As a friend, you want to be there for yours through the good and the bad. However, sometimes, there may be a situation where your way of helping is not getting through to your friend whom you feel is truly in need of some assistance at the time. Is sharing their personal information with family or friends that you’re almost positive could make the situation better okay at any point?

Giving advice is what you’re good at. At the same time, you can only offer as much comfort, information and helpful conversation as you know how. Once you’ve realized your efforts are not getting through to your friend who is obviously dealing with something they are incapable of handling alone, carefully evaluating the situation may be the next step.

How bad is the situation and is it affecting your friend’s well-being? Trust your judgment. If this is the case, consider someone else in their life that they’re close to who may be of good help. You don’t have to spill every single detail of your friend’s situation, but giving as much key information as possible can definitely make things better.

Doing so does not make you a bad person. If it’s up to you to make sure your friend is well mentally, physically or emotionally at a time when you’re around to witness an unfortunate situation that they may be going through, doing all that you can is important. It will be beneficial in the long run.

Written By: Essence Mason

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