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best things ever said to someone grieving

64 of the Best Things Ever Said to a Griever

People ask us this question time and again: What should I say to someone who's grieving? They ask, hoping there…
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8 Tips For Supporting A Grieving Friend This Holiday

Most people don't intentionally set out to be unsupportive of their grieving family and friends.  We know you may disagree,…
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How to Support a Grieving Family Member or Friend: 6 Principles

It's common to feel anxious and intimidated in the "grief support" role. This is one of the reasons why otherwise…
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Being There for Grieving Friends and Family: Support vs Comfort

Being There for Grieving Friends and Family: Support vs. Comfort

First and foremost, please allow me to explain what's happening with this post. For those of you who don't know,…
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What Not to Say to a Griever: Illustrated

People mean well (usually), but sometimes well-wishers choose the worst possible things to say after a death.  So many of the…
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A Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Grievers

Whether you are shopping as a griever or for a griever (or both!), searching for gifts at the holidays can…
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Considerations for Caregivers

Supporting Grieving Families: tips for RNs and others on the front line

We have a series here at What's Your Grief called 'What's Your Question', where we tackle the grief questions that…
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64 self-care ideas for grievers

64 Self-Care Ideas for People Who Are Grieving

Self-care is a lot like flossing: You know you should do it regularly, but most people don't. Why? Probably because most…
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Grief Support vs. Comfort: A pro-tip for the compassionate and caring

Litsa and I like to offer advice on supporting grievers.  We've covered a lot of ground, from how to write a…
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