We all know there are plenty of free online chat rooms. But can you get real help in any of them? Can you walk away feeling better than you did before?
- Have a relationship problem?
- Someone making your life miserable?
- Can’t stop feeling down?
- Or just feeling a little lonely?
In Supportiv’s anonymous peer groups, you can chat online to vent or get others’ opinions and help on any topic without judgement.
And the trained moderator helps keep things productive – or at the very least, troll-free.
Here’s where to start to get help for any struggle in an online chat.
How To Use An Online Chat Room To Get Answers
1. Type In What’s On Your Mind.
This part can be overwhelming in most online chats. You might not know how to start, or where exactly to post your questions.
However, if you go to a smart chat room like Supportiv, all you do is hit “Chat Now,” enter your biggest concerns on the homepage, and the rest is set up for you in less than 90 seconds.
You can type in a question for others in a rut, explain that your parent is annoying you, or share your friendship concerns.
Whatever you want to talk about, put it here.
After you type in your thoughts and hit continue, you’ll be asked to enter a username. I picked “Troubled” in this example.
Then, you’ll get matched with people who want to talk about the same things.
2. Get A Feel For The Room.
There might just be one other person there – the moderator. If that’s the case, they can help you work through the situation and decide what to do next. They’ll help you sort out your own thoughts and give you some insight.
If there are multiple people in the online chat room, you’ll have even more opportunities to get advice from people in your boat or coming from a helpful perspective.
At the top of the chat, you’ll see a bar with circles. Those are each of the people in the room. Click the circles to see other peoples’ thoughts and why they’re here.
Try to figure out who you can ask for opinions, or even just sit back and make observations from what they’re talking about. The conversation usually goes in a direction that’s helpful for everyone there.
3. Get Your Answers and Feel Helped.
Once you’re comfortably in the chat, elaborate on your initial thought – you can give details about your problem, ask the opinions of everyone in the chat room, learn if anyone has experienced something similar.
Aside from the helpful answers you get from other users, the moderator can share helpful resources from right within the chat.
Why Use Online Peer Support For Answers?
Get The Other Side’s View, Quickly and Easily
Take the example of relationship problems — always wanted to know what other girls think about your girlfriend’s weird bathroom habits? Want to settle a debate with your boyfriend about whether his text was rude or not?
In an online chat like Supportiv’s, you can easily talk to guys about your girl problems, or talk to girls about your guy problems.
They won’t know who you are, so you don’t have to worry about how you phrase it or how awkward your question is. And you know you’re in a place with people who want to talk about what you do — so no judgement there.
You can give examples of your partner’s behavior to see if you’re overreacting, and unlike in static chat rooms, it’s a real conversation — you can clarify, go back and forth, and make sure you’re getting the full picture.
Get A Boost From Giving Your Opinion
Anonymous chat rooms also give you an opportunity to feel helpful – others in the chat will want your opinion on their problems, and after helping someone else, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle your own struggle.
The best, most authentic answers come from people who have gone through similar struggles. And the real truth always comes out in an anonymous place. That’s why we believe anonymous peer support is one of the best ways to get help for whatever you’re going through.
The convenience factor of the online chat, available 24/7, also helps.
See for yourself, by clicking Chat Now and following the quick steps. Supportiv’s online chat has already helped over 100,000 people find answers to their questions and walk away with one-of-a-kind insights.