How to Receive Grief Support from Others The quality and quantity of understanding support you get during your grief journey will influence your capacity to heal. You cannot – nor should you try to – do this alone. Drawing on the experiences and encouragement of friends, fellow mourners or counselors is not a weakness, but […]

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Care Tip:  The Grieving Need Extra Support on Certain Days Those grieving still need messages of sympathy for years to come after a death, especially on holidays, birthdays and anniversaries. You are not reminding them of their loss when you send a card or do something extra on these days. Instead, you are offering comfort […]

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The Mourner’s Bill of Rights by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D. For more support, Dr. Wolfelt’s Grief Works library is available at www.WithSympathyGifts.com in the resource section. Though you should reach out to others as you do the work of mourning, you should not feel obligated to accept the unhelpful responses you may receive from some […]

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It’s a scene played out in most every workplace. A coworker returns to the office after being on bereavement leave. The employee has been off from work after the death of someone very close. He looks busy, so you and the others in the office are reluctant to approach him. If you’re tempted to simply […]

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