For most of my life, I’ve wished that I had some sort of a handbook for being a friend. I think I do a pretty decent job (although, I suppose you’d have to check with my friends on that one), but there’s no way to be there for someone perfectly all the time.
I mean, how many times have I told a friend I knew how they felt without really having any idea whatsoever?
How many times have I just jumped to giving advice and solving the problem when all they needed was a sounding board?
How many times did I know someone was struggling, but I didn’t know what to say, so I didn’t say anything at all?
The truth is that there’s no perfect way to be a friend, and that’s especially true when you’re trying to help a friend admit they need help, seek that help, get the help, and manage their recovery. There are way too many variables in play.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little guide for that journey?
That’s why we created the Be A Friend resources.