During my PUBG days, I met a random guy and used to play together. We were not that much close as friends. But then after a long gap, he just rang me up and told me how he was facing a troubled relationship — troubled youth of 21 with his first love.
This call, with such issues, was unexpected for me. But I could feel the pain he was going through. Exams were at my door, but I felt this guy need my time. I patiently listened to him, and he probably felt some release of emotions. I gave him some pieces of advice, whatever I felt best. Whenever I said, “I can feel your pain…”, he somehow felt connected to me.
I tried to listen to him more than talking. Sometimes he spoke to me for 40 minutes on the phone, sometimes for 30 minutes. He stopped going to his friends, and I could sense his loneliness.
But now he is probably all well. He is visiting his friends. He has accepted the reality that as he has gone through a sort of break up, and that it will take time to heal.
Time is the healer, and lending a compassionate ear can help someone heal.