Recovery occurs when the burdens are lifted. Or does one rise above the burden. Are troubles lifted or does one find the orbital energy needed to escape from and break the bonds.
Some people are set and determined to be martyrs or victims. Don't let them injure you when you sit alongside quietly. Comes a time when it's best to leave them to gnaw at themselves. Of course, they would be most receptive to you, when you take special notice of them. Do they see the trail of others you tended to and moved away from once they asked more from you?
Despite the malleable state of emotions, they always come into their own. It's a wonder to watch, especially as they share their blossoming with you. Once they open, though, the mystery becomes mundane and ordinary. Time to move on.