It can be difficult to know what to say or do when someone is heartbroken, even (and sometimes, especially) if they are a close friend.
Everyone finds comfort in different ways, and ultimately the way to comfort your friend will depend on your friend. So, while we don’t think there are “right words” to say or “right things” to do, we have rounded up some solid advice that you can try if you’re struggling to be there for someone. And if you’re the heartbroken one, these are all great ideas that you can do for yourself, or suggest doing with a friend.
Jo (from A Cup of Jo) on 4 things to say to a friend going through a breakup (Cup of Jo)
Gina gives 20 creative ways to comfort a friend going through a breakup (Hello Giggles)
Geena on 6 things that might actually comfort a friend (Glamour)
If you’re looking for even more ways to help your heartbroken friend, here are some common things people struggle with after a breakup.