There is no need to feel guilty if you cannot help a friend through any problems. Everyone has their own abilities and limitations, and it is essential to do the best you can.
Either way, there are a few things you can do to help your friend even if you don’t feel fully prepared:
- Be honest: If you don’t know how to help your friend, say it openly. He/she will appreciate your honesty.
- Offer your support: Even if you don’t know how to solve your friend’s problems, you can still offer your support and encouragement.
- Encourage your friend to seek help: If they need professional help, encourage them to seek psychological or legal support.
- Give advice only when asked: Try understanding your friend’s point of view and avoid judging or giving unsolicited advice.
- Be There: Show your friends you can listen to and support them.
- Take care of yourself: Make sure you take care of yourself and ask for help if you need support.
Remember, the support and love of friends are critical to someone going through family problems, and your help can make all the difference, even if sometimes you don’t feel completely prepared.