Why don’t you focus on understanding your own emotions and forget about trying to figure out why someone else is acting so weird? You need to take a new point of view regarding a difficult friend. If they are pouting or moody, just leave them be. Their problems, while annoying or troubling to you, are their own to solve. You can’t fix their life for them, as much as you might want to. You’re doing them no favors by offering advice that they’re never going to take.