How to support someone through a life change

Social support is the comfort we get from the people around us. When someone we care about is experiencing a significant shift in their life, our support is even more essential and can make a difference in how they adjust to life change. Here are four types of social support we all need to flourish.

  • Emotional support is listening, showing empathy, and sharing our care and concern.
  • Practical help is offering food, money, cooking, or child care.
  • Sharing points of view is how we support one another through encouragement and offering a new perspective.
  • Sharing information is the helpful support we offer when we offer our knowledge or experience to someone.

Source: Here to Help