When a friend is in trouble, do not annoy him/her by asking if there’s anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
Many times, when our friends are in trouble, our natural instinct is to want to help. The problem is, often times we don’t know how to help. We ask is there anything they may need, or is there anything we can do. In all honesty, it can get to be a bit annoying. Most of the time they just want to be left alone. They don’t want any company, so you know the last thing they want is to be asked a lot of questions.
In order to cheer up a friend in trouble here are a few ideas to try:
1. Jokes always help. Just make sure they are appropriate for the situation
2. Silent company. Even though they may say they don’t want company, majority of the time it’s there way of hiding the pain.
3. An outing. Getting your friend away from the situation at hand usually gives them a chance to breath fresh air. It gives them a chance to clear their mind and think of something else.
4. Conversation. This allows the person to vent. It allows the person to talk about whatever is troubling them. Sometimes a listening ear solves a lot of problems
Remember asking what to do may be your first instinct, but refrain from the questions. If you think of something appropriate to do to cheer your friend up, do it. They’ll thank you for it later.