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!

I’m here

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I love you, no matter what

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Your worries are not silly

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Take your time

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Let's sort through this together

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How can I help?

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

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This feeling will pass

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I know you can't control it

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

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Are you OK?

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Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday

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Worrying will never change the outcome

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Focus on the positives and soon the negatives will disappear

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Be a warrior, not a worrier

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Worrying is like praying for what you don’t want

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

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Don’t worry just care and be prepared

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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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I’m always here if you need to talk

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There’s no reason to panic

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You can always talk to me

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

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I’m listening

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You’re not alone

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Let’s go somewhere quiet

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Your feelings are valid

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

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

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

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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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Everyone gets stressed sometimes—that's ok

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It’s okay that you feel this way

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You’re loved

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What can I do to help right now?

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Would it help if I just sat here with you?

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

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Do you want me to come over?

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

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Just stop worrying and you’ll feel so much better

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Worrying is literally betting against yourself

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