If there’s one thing that most of us can be sure of, it’s that the people we love will always be there for us. Knowing that there’s someone out there who will always catch you when you fall can often make the scary world around us that little bit easier to deal with. However, it’s also true that it’s important for you to be there for the people in your life. That’s something that can often be difficult, especially if your friend doesn’t necessarily want to worry you by letting you know that something’s wrong. With that in mind, here are some reasons that someone in your life might need your help.
They’re drinking too much
Pretty much everyone likes to go out and have a drink every now and then with friends or a glass of wine with dinner. But when someone in your life starts drinking a lot or even building their daily plans around drinking, that can be a sign that something is wrong. If they’re not able to go a single day without having a few drinks then you may want to think about talking to them about the possibility that they need real help. If it gets bad enough then it might even be a good idea to suggest an alcohol rehab centre. This is a conversation that you need to approach delicately as the last thing you want is for them to feel like they’re being attacked.
They’re in a bad relationship
There is something so miserable about having to watch someone you love in a relationship with someone who is mistreated or even outright abusing them. A lot of the time people in bad relationships don’t want to admit the reality and will just dig in deeper if you try to confront them. Your job is to be there for them and make sure that you’re still a part of their life when the time comes that they do make the choice to leave.
Depression can be tricky because it’s one of those things that can be hard to recognize, especially when there are a lot of people who make the choice to try and hide it from those around them on account of how stigmatized issues of mental health can be. However, if you’re noticing that someone is becoming withdrawn, that they’re eating less, or that they don’t seem to want to do any of the things that they previously enjoyed, it might be time to talk to them. Let them know that you’re there for them and there is no judgment at all. Sometimes, the best thing you can do is just offer a sympathetic ear.
One of the most important things to remember is that, no matter how much you might want to be there for someone, you’ve got your own life to live and you can’t give yourself up just so you can be there for someone else. If it gets to the point that trying to help someone in your life is making your own life miserable, it’s okay for you to need to take a step back and focus on yourself for a while.