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Some advice please - June 2nd 2009, 05:55 AM

Ok, so I just moved in with one of my really good friends. Let me just tell you about her. She's that girl that's always happy and bubbly. She was the popular cool girl in high school and college. Anyone feels comfortable talking to her about anything right when they meet her. Seems perfect, right? Well, since moving in, i've seen that she's really down all the time, and all that happiness on the outside, doesn't seem to exist on the inside. I've always been the negative, depressed one in our friends. I just don't know what to do to help her. I hate that she has been having such a hard time this whole time, and no one has been able to see past the bubbly exterior. Living with her, I see that she is really just broken down on the inside. It's almost like as soon as she walks in the door, she lets herself turn off the fake happy and just sinks into an 'I've given up' slump. So, let's get down to the advice part... I want to have an honest conversation with her about the things I've noticed without offending her. I just want to let her know that I'm here for her. Any suggestions for how to get this conversation started and what to say?
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Re: Some advice please - June 2nd 2009, 10:13 PM

I think that you should just come out and talk to her about it. If she's not ready, or she snaps in anyway, just let her cool off. She'll come to you when she's ready. Let her know that your always there if she needs to talk, she'll thank you for that, whether she says it out loud or not. Eventually I'm sure she'll come around and talk to you about what's really bothering her.Maybe she's just sick and tired of having to live up to the expectation of being the "happy and bubbly one" in your group of friends? I'm sure that if you let her know you're there, or try to talkto her, she'll come around and talk to you about it
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