Fear is a natural feeling, so when a friend is starting to feel afraid, do your best to help them. Ask them what has them feeling so scared so you can start trying to help them feel better. Depending on what the person is afraid of will determine how easy it will be to calm them. If it is a simple fear, calm them down and let them know that what they are afraid of won’t hurt them. If they had just gone through something traumatic, let them know that you are there to help them so that they can feel comforted and slowly stop being afraid.

Phrases rating for situation when someone is afraid. Copy and Paste!

You’re not alone

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I’m always here if you need to talk

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What can I do to help right now?

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Everyone gets stressed sometimes—that's ok

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I might not understand what you’re going through, but I’m always here for you to talk to me if you need to

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Your worries are not silly

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Your feelings are valid

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Focus on the positives and soon the negatives will disappear

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I’m here

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You’re allowed to feel anxious, even if you don’t know why

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Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength

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Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want

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Are you OK?

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I love you, no matter what

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This feeling will pass

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There's a cup of tea waiting for you at home

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How can I help?

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Let's sort through this together

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Take your time

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Why worry if you have done the very best you can. Worrying won’t make it any better

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Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday

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Worrying is literally betting against yourself

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You can always talk to me

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I’ll stay with you for as long as you need me

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Are you looking for advice or would you rather I just listen?

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Do you want me to come over?

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I love you and I am always here for you, no matter what’s going on

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Would it help if I just sat here with you?

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You’re loved

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It’s okay that you feel this way

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I’m listening

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Let me know if you just want me to be with you, even if I can’t do anything specifically helpful

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Let’s go somewhere quiet

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Let me know if there’s something specific I can do

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You don’t need to explain yourself to anyone, including me

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There’s no reason to panic

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Don’t worry just care and be prepared

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I know you can't control it

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Worrying will never change the outcome

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Be a warrior, not a worrier

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Just stop worrying and you’ll feel so much better

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99% of the things you worry about will never happe.

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