Yesterday, I sat with my fiancé and listened to her tell me she felt like she was going to have a nervous breakdown if she didn't sort some things out in her life. She was afraid talking about it would just do more damage, even while knowing that holding her troubles inside often made it more difficult to deal with. I knew there was no point in pushing her, but I wanted her to know she wasn't alone. So I asked her to lie beside me on the couch and breathe in unison with me. We stayed there for maybe 15 minutes, breathing in tandem - until she became overwhelmed by emotion and retreated to the bathroom. She seemed a bit better when she emerged however. Time will tell if it did any more good than that.