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how to help my friend

I’ve got this friend. She has been having a rough time at home and I’m not sure how to help her. Her parents are split. Her mum was away in Thailand for 6 months and came back for 10 days before leaving again. Her dad just came back from India. Her parents are never around, always leaving unexpectedly. They love her but they just arent around. On top of that she has two younger siblings she has to try look after, and school, and she works several nights a week at her parents restaurant. The thing is my friend isn’t exactly an open book, and we arent super duper close, but I care about her. How do I help her?

  • Posted by roamingmorgan

    Try reaching out to her. Maybe ask how she’s going or if you can help. Or you can help her family-unrelated. Help her with homework or studying… Or you could find out if she has any relatives to come help to look after them.

  • Posted by embo

    let someone know about her like a school counselor etc they can try and help her in ways you cant (like helping her with her siblings)

  • Posted by Gemmah@Libra

    Hey Red-Dino, That’s really nice that you care so much and want to help your friend. It definitely doesn’t sound like a nice situation for her to be in. Perhaps I would try speaking to your parents about it first, and see whether they have any advice, or see if they could help your friend while her parents are away, for dinners for example. I would definitely try and speak to your friend, let her know that you’d like to help her in any way possible even with small things. If you find that your friend is really struggling, you could even try talking to your teachers and letting them know she is going through a tough time. Reassuring your friend that she will get through this will help. You’re being a great friend, keep up the good work! x

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