Getting to know our dh's again.
If someone was upset how would your dh react? Not really well, he hates these situations and would try to sneak out? Sit, listen, talk to them? Try to make them laugh?
He would talk to them in most cases. He is super laid back so very little gets him worked up. He hates to see others upset so, he tries to neutralize termoil.
Unless of course I am upset. Then he's learned it's best to give me a little space.
Depends on who it is and how they are acting. If I'm crying, he hides. He hates crying. If someone is angry, he generally walks away. If they are despondant, he will try to cheer them up - he can be funny when he wants to be.
me and DH 09/06/05
Alicia Marie 07/06/08
David John Courtenay 14/10/09
DSDs Portia 2001 Lexi 1999 Cassondra 1989
My husband can be an amazing listener and good sounding board when needed. A sorority sister of mine from college actually calls my husband up all the time because he's great at listening to her and letting her get her frustrations out. (Before you think this is weird, they were friends before I knew either of them. lol) While my husband may try to solve all my problems in typical guy fashion, he is more likely to just be reassuring to others which is all most people need. If he thinks someone needs a distraction, he's good about that too. There are three buddies who when they're having a bad day and DH knows it, DH calls them up and gets them to play an online game together for a bit or at least FaceTimes the buddy. DH doesn't really have a lot of spare time, but these guys do the same for DH too so he finds time (even if it's WAAAAAY past his bedtime). When DH lived in the same city as them he'd drag them out to run, play racquet ball, something. DH doesn't make friends easily, but when he makes a friend he's a great one.
DH handles things very well. He is a very calm person and tends to think things through very carefully and doesn't get worked up about stuff. If I am upset and crying and or mad, he makes it a point to listen and just let me vent before offering any advice. He is great at calming people down.
I would say he would almost always try to listen, cheer them up, or whatever is appropriate for the situation. I can think of a few situations in particular where someone was really hurt and he went way out of his way to pull them aside and offer his support. Even though he was not the one who upset them, he wanted to help.
Upset mad? - He would just sit back and watch silently. This happened on New Years Eve when fight broke out at our neighborhood block party. He sat back and enjoyed the action. LOL
Upset sad? - He would probably try to listen and problem solve for them.