Archive for Support Systems

Embracing the Strength of Weak Ties

While strong ties, like our relationships with close friends and family, are a critical part of emotional support, recent research…
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grief and the errand hang text

Grief and the Errand Hang

This year the internet came together to celebrate the "errand hang" and we at What's Your Grief are absolutely here…
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helping others help you

Helping Your Friends Help You

Warning: Today’s post is about something that will annoy at least half of you. Seriously. I know from experience. I…
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Grief Support Gone Wrong: When You're Beyond Second Changes

Grief Support Gone Wrong: When You're Beyond Second Chances

Nothing puts a person’s support system to the test quite like a crisis. When the clouds of hardship dull the…
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hey old friend

Hey Old Friend: Reconnecting With People Who Matter

For a while now, I've been thinking about the way people come in and out of our lives. This isn’t…
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misunderstanding in grief

What they meant to say: Looking beyond hurtful comments in grief

I want to be upfront with you. This post is about giving the benefit of the doubt to people who…
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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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grieving friend

An Open Letter From A Grieving Friend

Dear close friend who disappeared after someone I love died, Hey there.  It's been a while since we talked, a…
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emotional manipulator

Spotting Emotional Manipulation in your Support System

Today we want to talk about people who are maybe not so good for you in your grief or, oh…
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