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    Should I refer my friend to a Therapist?

    My friend was recently diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer. She has 4 children and her husband left them in this turbulent time. If I am in her situation right now, I would freak out. I am thinking of offering support by referring her to see a therapist. Would this be a good thing to do or will she be offended by this?

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    Personally, i tend to believe the support of family and close friend's are more appropriate. If your friend feels she needs the help and guidance of a professional, then she will seek that out. Offering her support by referring her to a therapist is probably not the supportive course of action at the moment.

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    The number one support she needs right now are from family and friends. If you are really that close and you think she needs to see a therapist, talk to her.

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    Thank you. Yes, I am also contemplating that if I told her to see a therapist, she might be offended. I know that it is most effective if the person has to ask for help themselves because they are aware of their own problems and needs.
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