Being a good friend during family business bankruptcy?
February 11, 2014 9:14 AM Subscribe
One of the better people I know is in the early part of bankruptcy filing after her husband discovered his business partner (and lifelong best friend) had amassed volumes of hidden debt to provide his family with all of the nicer things in life. How can I help as a friend?
posted by Arch1 to Human Relations (4 answers total)
The friend is already exercising well, taking good care of the children and her stunned spouse, and is just trying not to break.
I'll be happy to pick up dinner and the phone as much as needed, but wondered if any Mefites who have been there in the central or friend role had anything that really helped-- any stories I can relate back to her or resources for the people who just have to watch the carnage unfold and try to make the best of it. Or is there anything I should NOT do aside from the obvious poking and prying and sermonizing?