Do you feel uncomfortable, or do you think of ways to help them?
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No, I am not uncomfortable at all. On the contrary I will appreciate the fact that they trust me enough to share their problems with me and they believe I can help them in at least giving them opinions and to clear their mind.
Hence I see it as a good thing.11
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Firstly, how is my little princess today, after I read your question with low self esteem so many times splashed all over and the general anguish of it's tone, it really was upsetting for me, I even thought of it while I worked today. And why you may ask, because I did not think you were being fair to yourself and on most issues you are jumping to conclusions that are not right, ( just like you did in judging your supervisor's not taking your opinion). As I said, you are a very beautiful girl and you will find your prince charming, so don't be too scared of making mistakes. Always remember, you always get enough time to correct mistakes and even learn from them. You seem to be going through a vulnerable little phase, and we all go through these patches. Good you have a friend, even if she shares her parents sob story, as for your question, it's always good to listen and being a good listener is the best way to learn. Maybe you will get a trick or two about something from her parents story that may help you in your life right now. Mainly it may be troubling her so she is sharing it with you, and you could do the same with her when you are feeling the same way. Just sharing something makes it easier.10
I'm empathetic and a good listener, so I don't mind at all, unless she is obsessed with it and talks about it all the time. There is such a thing as drama overload.
It's a good way for me to learn about her by learning about her childhood and family life.10
I don't think much of it. I assume they are just wanting to vent a bit. If it happened a lot though, I would probably just ignore them.
I don't really want to hear about other peoples continuous problems that they refuse to do anything about.0
I am far more comfortable than when they share relationship problems when I know the guy.
In terms of parents I find I usually agree with the parents. Mostly that doesn't go down well if I say so.10
I'm used to it... people tend to open up and share, and so I listen, when possible... a little perspective or input can be of some help
other times, they just want/need to be heard0
As long as the subject is not an everyday thing I would listen and try to help.10
My female friends do not seem to have issues with their parents.10
I like when my friends told me about their private life, so I got to know the true feminine nature.10
I might sometimes be interested but other time I don't want to hear about other personal problems especially considering I have my own personal problems I want to focus on instead.0
It depends. Is she a real friend or only using me when she needs me as an emotional tampon?10
They've got to talk to someone. Those frustrations are real. They've got to get them out some how.10
That could be ways for me to help her out0
I try to listen and if she asks for assistance, then I give her advice. Otherwise, I'm just a sounding board.0
I would listen, and give them my opinion on the situation.0
I'm fine about it. There's no worries at all.10
Why should I care about this? Let's talk about money. I am not your husband or therapist.0
Parents? No, they share their relationship problems with their spouse/boyfriend.0
I’d do what I could to help, even if it’s just listening.0
Meh it happens. That's what friends are for.
But if the story is longer than 5 minutes... drinks must be involved0
I’m gonna feel confused and I don’t know what to do in that situation0
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I feel like she trusts me enough to confide something that's she's upset about. I feel good about it. It would be an indication to me that my relationship with that girl was becoming closer. I would ultimately feel it brought us closer. It would be a good thing.