When People Need Therapy But Come To You Instead, Do This
Remember, you are a friend, a relative, etc. But, you are not a therapist in your relationships.
Offer them resources to get started, such as books, contact information for therapists or support groups.
Once you have given them the resources, set boundaries around how much and how often you will allow them to vent to you.
Let them know that you've assisted them in the ways that you believe to be most helpful.
Encourage them to seek help by emphasizing that you are not equipped to help them appropriately.
Circle back to asking about whether they followed through on the resources you suggested.
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