I Feel Helpless When Friends Cry

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    At A Loss For What To Do.

    I think maybe I am lacking some empathic ability when it comes to relating to people. If a friend starts to cry I just seem to go into the "what the heck do I do now" mode and do my best to fake high levels of concern. It's not that I don't care about my friends, I do. I just...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat
    41-45, F
    May 13, 2011

    I Get Frantic

    Not kidding. I love my friends dearly, and when one of them starts to feeling like crap, I just worry so much. Sometimes I do stupid things just to see if it will make them feel better. I hate it when friends cry, 'cause I just feel like crying with them, even when I don't even...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 1, 2011

    Friends Crying...

    what is there to do? how can you comfort them? how can you understand their pain and suffering? all you can really do is be there and hope for the best. whats your opinion?
    lonewanderer lonewanderer
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2008
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