help (someone) through (an emotionally difficult time)

"Helping someone through" an emotionally difficult situation like:

  • a divorce
  • a death in the family
  • drug addiction
  • being laid off from a job
  • depression

...means listening to them, helping them, and being nice to them until the bad situation is over.

You end this expression with a phrase that describes the time period or names the situation:

He helped me through a really difficult time in my life.

She really helped me through the divorce.

This phrase appears in these lessons: