What kind of friend are you? Try the Emily the Dodo Friendship Quiz: the answers are at the end!
Just follow your immediate response, rather than trying to figure out why the question was set or which choice will bring you to one particular result. If you can’t decide, choose two answers.
You’ve heard the story so many times before.
And now you’re hearing it again.
Yes, your friend is telling you their problems, and you’re listening and trying to be sympathetic.
But inside, you’re thinking:
Not this again! If you’re not happy with your life, why don’t you actually change it instead of giving me earache about it?
You’ve already given all the sympathy you can give.
You’ve talked through all their options, and they don’t want to choose any of them.
You’ve given your advice – and they’ve decided not to take it.
And you’ve reached the point where you’ve had enough.