It’s normal to grow close to your co-workers. After all, you do spend 40 hours a week with them. But when a co-worker is going through a personal crisis, it can be difficult to know how exactly to help them without crossing the line.
Let your colleague know you’re there for them. Be approachable, but don’t ask too many questions or pry into their life.
Don’t offer your co-worker advice, unless they specifically ask for it. You want to make them feel comforted, so don’t share your opinions.
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