Here is how to support your distressed relation affected by UT and Capital Bank takeover

The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has assured the staff of the two banks that they will not be fired yet. However, the staff will be worried. Here are tips on how to support a friend or family relation in this situation.

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The Bank of Ghana (BoG) has assured the staff of the two banks that they will not be fired yet.

However, no matter the assurance staff of the two banks will be worried. In these times it is expected that the family and friends of the staff must be there to support them.

But there should be a way to go about it. Here are tips on how to support them.

• Do not call.

It is already a difficult moment for them. Calling them may be overwhelming.

• Send them a text.

You can send them a text via Whatsapp, text, email or any means of reaching out to them without calling. A visit may not be necessary at this time.

In your text let them know you have their backs and will be there if they need to talk.

• Mind what you post on social media

Your friends and family who have been affected are on social media too. They will be reading what you put up on social media. If you really are there for them you should not put up post that seems to mock them.

• Do not ask for details or what management 

Supporting them does not mean, asking for details and what management has been telling them.

Supporting them means just listening to them when they need someone to talk to.

• Mind your words

Be very cautious what you say around them. Think through your statements carefully before speaking. It may offend them.

Better still say less, just be there for them.

It's not reality TV show. I hope y'all can have some empathy here.

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