3 Wonderful Tips to Support a Grieving Heart:   1. Reminisce. Continue to reminisce with your friend about his or her loved one’s life. Sharing fond memories is a wonderful way to provide comfort. Remember, talking about the deceased will not hurt or upset the person grieving. In fact, it is just the opposite, your friend […]

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Sympathy Support: Just Listen to Support Your Grieving Friend It sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Just listen to your friend. But it’s actually a lot more difficult than you think. Listening involves devoting your full attention to what someone else is saying without talking. It’s natural for us to hear what someone is saying and […]

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Below is one of my favorite sympathy sayings.  It can be a caring gesture to include this poem or another you like in a sympathy card.  It is always best to include your heartfelt feelings in the sympathy card too. “In one of the stars I shall be living In one of them I shall […]

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At time of loss, people can be too grief-ridden to ask for help.  Friends want to help the bereaved, but rarely know how.  Below is an excerpt from Safe Passage, which beautifully shows what those facing grief need from the people around them: “I’ll cry with you,” she whispered “until we run out of tears. […]

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Be Compassionate – 6 Guidelines for Helping a Grieving Friend Give your friend permission to express his or her feelings without fear of criticism.  Let your friend feel safe with you. Learn from your friend; don’t instruct or set expectations about how he or she should respond.  Be open to what happens. Think about your […]

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