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Written by: Raymond Fohjem

How to deal with someone who usually cries

How to deal with someone who usually cries

No good friend will want to see his or her friend crying. Some people have to deal with seeing their friend crying all the time; this may be emotional for them as well as their friend. Some people may even find it annoying.

However, you may feel about it, you need to make sure that you're coming up with a reasonable solution to reduce the amount of times that they cry within a short period of time.

This is nothing more than giving them physical and emotional support. There may be something that is bothering them and perhaps, you can help them with that problem.

Dealing with someone who usually cries

In order to deal with someone who usually cries, you must first know the real problem behind making them cry. If you managed to know then, you will equally know how to approach your crying friend. Consider such questions:
What makes them cry?
Do they cry when you say or do something wrong?
Do they cry when they are dependent?
Do they cry when they're in need of comfort?
Do they just start crying?

Before anything else you may want to observe their behavior so that you have a rough idea on how to approach them.

Ask them if there's anything that they want to talk about. If they don't want to talk, make them know that telling you their problem may make them feel better. If they're not willing to explain, leave them alone for a while (not giving up).

However, if they tell you what is wrong, keep it to yourself and see if the issue is something that is up to your level. Even if you can't help in such case, you can still give them an advice or solution on how to tackle their problem.

Try to tackle the main issue

Show help by trying to help them with their problem if it's possible. For example, if it's something that you do that makes them upset, make sure that they address the problem thoroughly so that you can avoid upsetting them in the future. Just be careful with the way you try to solve the problem as you may make it worse.

After, you may now see if your attempt to solve the problem is making any change. Are they less upset? Are they more upset? If you're convinced that there may be something else other than what they may have already told you is upsetting them, encourage them to tell you their other problems.

You may also want to get someone else involved e.g. parents, teachers at school, a counselor, other close friends etc.

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