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If you want to show support for someone who is newly single,

avoid talking about the past (“You guys were so perfect for each other!” / “I knew he was bad news!”),

and avoid talking about the future (“You’ll bounce back!” / “There are plenty of fish in the sea”).

Focus on the present:

their sadness,

their wounded soul.

Ask what they need right now, and how you can help them heal –

whether it is a chat, a laugh, to go do an activity they enjoy…

just focus on where they are now.