When a friend or family member opens up to us about something tough they’re going through it can be really hard to know what to do or say. How can we show them that we’re there for them? How do we let them know we support them? What can we say that will help?

It’s tough to know what they need from us in those moments so sometimes we don’t end up saying anything for fear of saying the wrong thing, or we say something that makes the person shut down or get defensive – also not helpful.

In this video, I teach you several helpful and supportive things you can say to help a loved one who’s going through something tough.