Friends are there for all kinds of rhymes and reasons. But the funny thing is that like a parent, the role of the friend goes through an array of stages during your best friends break up. It may seem hilarious or even funny at one point of time but the truth is that you cannot deny these roles-
Lend A Shoulder
One of the first things that you do here is to lend a shoulder to your friend to cry on. Sure this means that most of the time you are doing math in your head and even trying to think of all the chores you have lined up. But your shoulder is always there for him or her to cry. And the thing is that they really need it. So no complaints there. Yes do keep a napkin or tissue handy for your wet clothes though.
Become Huggy Bear
It seems that now, every time you see or her, you give them a hug. The thing is that you know they are going through a bad phase and they really need those hugs to keep going. At this point of time, keep giving them hugs when you see them or when you are out to help them calm down and recover.
Make Up Artist Role
At this point of time, she has also ruined her makeup so you have to keep doing that touch up. In the process, you are going to become an ace artist who knows just what to do with makeup. Always keep some spare with you so that you can brush up her make up when she cries next.
Personal Shopper Role
Next thing that you do is become a personal shopper. You take them shopping for everything so that they are able to get rid of their old thoughts and get over their ex. Be it the mall or street shopping, you make sure that you are there to help your best friend out through this rough patch.
The next role that you fit into here is the role of a counselor or therapist. Every time she or he wants to patch up, you have to make them understand that it is not worth it. Also, if they are not able to handle the break up well, you have to be there and guide them out.
Send Them Funny Texts
Keep sending her/ him funny texts, jokes, etc. just to cheer him/ her up. The problem is that they are going through a bad phase and keep checking their phones for messages, etc. from their ex. These little things that you do are going to help them move on.
Now is also the time that you help your best friend burn all of those things that their ex had given them. So you both light up the fire and get started with burning down everything that is possibly given by his or her ex.
Once the fire goes overboard, you also have to be in charge of the fact that you have to help them in extuingishing the fire. Sure its a tiny one and you don’t need the firemen here to do that.
Date Finder Role
And yes, you have to find them a date sooner or later. Because you know, they will not really recover till they find that special someone soon. So find them a nice date.
And finally, keep giving them nasty gossips on their ex so that they cheer up and get over them faster. It is the time to spill the beans finally.