LW#2 I've been dealing with something similar with one of my friends, and she'll tell me things that worry me and I don't know if I should offer solutions or just be a sounding board. I think it's important for you to consider, what do you think she wants from you? And maybe you can ask her just that, "How can I help? Do you need my help? Do you just need someone to complain to?" I think most of the time we just want someone to be on our side and say, "I understand how you feel, that's tough!"