Being a friend during divorce
March 21, 2007 9:32 AM Subscribe
How do I be a friend during a bitter divorce?
posted by cgs to Human Relations (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A close friend is going through a difficult divorce. (Nutshell: married for two years, wife was unhappy but kept quiet about it, started seeing someone else, left him six months ago.) I thought he was making the first steps in moving on, but it is still an open wound: he is hurt and angry, wants to lash out at her.
My personal estimate is that it will take something like two years before he can move on, so he has "time to burn", in my book. However, I feel like I'm just saying the same things to him, over and over, and want to help him. Aside from listening to him and being supportive, what can I do?