Avoid focusing on what’s happened
Talking a lot about something that’s happened or focusing on it can make someone feel more embarrassed, especially if they’re trying to move on. It can help to show someone that it’s not a big deal and that things can carry on afterwards.
Show them that you care about them
Sending someone a message to show you care about them and spending time together can help to show someone that they’re still cared about.
Give them space to talk
Let someone know that you’re there if they want to talk, and if they do try to listen and ask questions without judgement. Even when you can’t change a situation, listening to someone can help them to feel better.
Share your own experiences
Telling someone stories of things that have happened to you can help to show someone that they’re not alone, and that things can feel differently in the future