Ha! How well you fitted that instance into the cycle. A lot (a lot) of people succumb to mental agony because of distorted thinking : magnification/overgeneralising ("i will lose all of my friends"), labelling ("am i that bad of a person?").
I like very much how yo approached this instance though: "shhhh let's use a bit of logic because ..." This is precisely the whole premise of cognitive behavioral therapy: applying objectivity and rationalization to our thoughts. And from there, learn that our emotions don't really reflect the reality of things.
Thank you my dearest, for always interacting so meaningfully with my work! <3