The pit is that place of drama where you might end up sometimes, when things are lousy: you lost your job, your kid called from the police station, your best friend let you down, you burned dinner.
Sometimes, we just get there.
Sometimes, we see our friends there.
It sucks. There’s no question. What can you do, when you or someone you love is in the pit?
One response is to jump in with them…that’s pretty common, and completely unhelpful. You or they may enjoy the company – but now there’s two of you stuck down there, and you’re no closer to getting out.
You can ask for or offer them a rope or a ladder that they can use to get themselves back out. Sometimes people will be ready for this and sometimes, they won’t. It can seem like a lot of work to get out of the pit – and they may not feel they have the energy to do it yet.
In that case – what are you going to do?
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