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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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grieving 20-something

What’s Your Question: How Do I Find Support as a Grieving 20-Something?

It is (finally) time for another installment of What's Your Question, thanks to a question from new WYG reader, Lauren.  Lauren…
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"Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends"

Support System Superlatives: A Journaling Exercise

You've probably heard this phrase a few hundred times since your loved one's death... Let me know if there's anything…
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