Anyone good at helping, with friendship problems?

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21. Posted by kruzinkiwi (Budding Member 152 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

She needs to get a hobby,thats all the problem is,I was exactly the same at a period in my life till I found one thing that I enjoy doing, and spend all my free time on.I was told by doctors I had anxiety,depression,but the real problem was I was bored ands once I found it I was suddenly allright,The way you talk about her thats what I think.The reason she tells you all her problems is because shes got nothing better to do.boredom.Help her find a hobbie.hope this helps

22. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Thanks guys :)

Herr Bert, I suggested she talk to a professional, a few months ago, but she did not want to. Hopefully now that I no longer want to listen, she will think about talking with some type of counsellor. At least I hope that will be the result. She has to talk with somebody, doesnt she?

Kruzinkiwi. She keeps telling me that she has searched and searched for a hobby that interests her, but cant find one that she does not find meaningless. Its wierd. I though everybody has things they are interested in.


23. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1388 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I can imagine your friend reacted negative to your advise, because a lot of people think that psychologists are only for people who are nuts, but that is not the case. I know a few people who did see a psychologist for a couple of sessions, and it helped them, to become more aware of who they are, and what they can do.

24. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I think they are great Herr Bert.:)
Well counsellors, rather than psychiatrists.
Whenever I have a relationship problem or a childcare problem, I ask a professional.
They really can pin point the problem, right away and offer a solution.
It just costs 14 Euros to ask them a question by email
One can phone them too, but I dont feel comfortable talking on the phone with a stranger about personal stuff.
It is so much better than wasting time worrying about problems.
I recommended the same people to my friend.
She is just not interested. I think she would rather complain to me. But the complaining is endless. It is like some kind of unhealthy addiction. A person can get addicted to complaining, cant they? She says she is just venting, but I dont want to be on the receiving end of it all the time. I introduced her to a mothers group I am a member of on the internet, so they could listen to some of it. She unjoined after a while, saying she does not have time for it. Yet she has time to send me over 50 emails per day, to complain about her life.