Over the last week, I've discovered that some of my friends have transitioned from having "troubles" to having TROUBLES. I haven't been sure what to do as these people I care about seem to be struggling monumentally under the weight of their worlds. It's made me wonder if my usual M.O. of giving people space and letting them figure things out on their own with support is actually just cowardice wrapped in false compassion. And I feel sick inside thinking of them working through these trials alone, but lacking the nerve to push myself further into their lives.