3 Best and Worst Ways to Be a Friend When a Friend Needs You

A friendship with someone in a committed relationship has an unique dynamic, especially if you are considered a friend of just one spouse. You might find yourself serving as a confidant, especially when things aren’t going well in your friend’s marriage. There are some things you need to know when your friend approaches you to discuss their marriage. There are things you can do to provide positive advice and support as well as things you need to avoid so you don’t make the situation worse. This article will help you deal with this situation.

Key Takeaways:

  • People’s friendship networks tend to shrink overtime when they are in a long term relationship.
  • There is a possibility that the friends that someone confides in for help will be of no help to them.
  • If you are ever someones confidant sometimes it is best to just listen to what the confider is saying without saying anything yourself.

“If you’ve ever served in the role of confidant, it might be worthwhile for you to think of times that you’ve provided help or support and, conversely, if a confider, what responses were most helpful to you.”

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201710/3-best-and-worst-ways-be-friend-when-friend-needs-you

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