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Tips for talking with friends when they're having a hard time

In the variety of reactions and responses across our world sparked by the unjust killing of George Floyd in the last week, we are finding an impact on our relationships. Many of us are left with a variety of questions. Here are some helpful tips for engaging with our friends when facing hard times.

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A Good Friend Celebrates Successes

Celebrating, rejoicing, and being proud of our friends is a key part of friendship. Good friends want to see their friends succeed. For more about helping young adults become a better stronger friend, check out our Intentionally Friends module within the Relationship IQ Manual.

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Three Tips for Addressing Difficult Issues with Friends

One reason friendships may slide back into the superficial level or die altogether is because we do not address issues in the relationship. Using these simple techniques will get you started on important conversations.

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Build Solid Friendships that Last

During times of high stress, we particularly need our friends to help us destress and sometimes to come alongside us and ease our burden by lending a hand. Allow your friends into your life.