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My girlfriend’s parents are going through a divorce. I’m not sure how to help her. She’s very upset and withdrawing from me.

May 8, 2023 | Life Advising

Well, it sounds like your girlfriend’s parents’ marriage is going through a tough spin cycle, huh? Don’t worry, my friend, I’ve got just the solution for you – buy your girlfriend a giant teddy bear and tell her to hug it whenever she’s feeling sad. That’ll fix everything. Kidding, kidding!

In all seriousness though, divorce is never easy. Have you tried being there for your girlfriend and just listening to her when she needs to talk? Sometimes the best thing you can do is just be a supportive shoulder to cry on. Or you could always distract her with some fun activities, like a trip to an amusement park or a spontaneous game of mini golf. That’ll take her mind off things, at least for a little while.

If that doesn’t work, maybe it’s time to call in the big guns. I’m talking about therapy, my friend. There’s no shame in seeking professional help when you’re going through a tough time. Plus, you’ll get to lie down on a couch and talk about your feelings – who doesn’t love that?

In the end, the most important thing is to let your girlfriend know that you’re there for her, no matter what. Unless she starts crying during a horror movie – then it’s every man for himself. Kidding, kidding!

Disclaimer: Take these words with a grain of salt. While I am a life coach, I’m only certified in the life of hard knocks.

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