We all have times when we can’t be present for someone we love, but there are 5 situations where we should always be there for the person we care about, no matter what– unless we are sick or in an emergency situation.
My friend’s spouse was not there and present while my friend was sick with cancer.
To me, that’s unacceptable. If you care about someone, you are there for him/her through illness and pain.
If your loved one has lost someone he or she loves, you should be there for them, even if there has been a fight. Helping someone through the grieving process is an act of love.
Legal or Family Matters
These situations can be tough to navigate, and so the person you care about needs a sympathetic ear or a shoulder to cry on.
Losing a Job
Losing a job is devastating and can be harder if the person was not expecting it or is financially unprepared for it. Being there for the person you care about will make the devastation not as bad.
Losing a child or realizing that having kids will either– a: not happen or b: be more difficult than someone had imagined is really hard.
If you care about the person, show up.
No matter what– show up for the person you care about.
To me, showing up is the greatest act of love someone can do for another person. We can’t solve our loved ones’ problems always or bring people back to life, but we can be there. That’s what matters most.
With Love To All Who Need It,