Words to Use: “How can I show up for you?”

“Showing up for someone” is about bearing witness to their pain, joy, and true selves; validating their experiences; easing their load; truly seeing them; and communicating that they are not alone in this life.

When you offer to show up for someone, you are offering all that … for them.Some ways you can offer to show up for someone:

  • “I want to help. How can I show up for you moving forward?”
  • “How can I show up for you? What does supporting you look like in a tense moment?”
  • “How can I show up for you right now in a way that would make your life easier?”
  • “How can I show up for you? What do you need from me? What can I do to be helpful?”

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