Friends sometimes need to process their feelings out loud. It may seem like they’re asking for your advice, but they really just want you to listen. When you can stay neutral and be present for their need be heard without having to express your (undoubtedly brilliant) point of view, they’ll often move through the discomfort and get to resolution more rapidly. There’s only one thing you have to do.

Hold the space without judging.

Steve and Jarl