How To Be There For A Friend After Her Abortion

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Be There.

Simply being around and available goes a long way. Don’t shy away for fear that you won’t nail this experience. It’s better to show up imperfectly than to not be there at all. You can simply offer to stay a few nights on your friend’s couch, in case she finds she needs help with something, needs someone to talk to or needs someone to cry to. If you don’t live nearby, you can call frequently. You don’t need to put any pressure on her to talk about the abortion, but just let her know that you’re always a phone call away if something comes up. Be a presence.

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