These are tough times friends. Due to the fragile economy, many people are running out of jobs. Megan lost her job. Though she is doing well for herself now, it’s not a shared luck with most people who have lost jobs. You might have a friend who has lost his or her job. You might be wondering how to face up to them or what to say to them once you meet them. I have wondered about this a lot myself and concluded that no matter how tactful you might be, this is critical.
If you asked me, the best thing to do is to be normal, but not indifferent. Let it be unspoken that you are with him or her, and don’t force your ‘cheer up’ words down an unwilling throat. Be a strong, silent support and when your friend opens up, do what you can. That’s what I did and it did a world of good to our friendship. If you have better ideas, you cannot get a more eager listener! Write to me.