Supporting Grief

How to help a grieving friend and know what to say to comfort them.

How to be Supportive When Someone Close to You Has Cancer

Knowing how to be supportive when someone close to you has cancer doesn’t just come naturally to most people. Here’s some ideas and resources that can make a big difference. Offering Support to Someone With Cancer It’s completely natural to want to distance yourself from someone when they are going through something difficult. This is …

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3 Types of Messages to Avoid When Talking with a Woman Who Has Had a Miscarriage

This article will show you not only what to avoid when talking with a woman who has had a miscarriage, but it will also show you the one type of message that is helpful. I began thinking about how to express sympathy for miscarriage several years ago when my friend miscarried. We were pregnant around …

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Sympathy for Suicide

If it sounds too difficult to express sympathy for suicide, you need to read this. I’ve been surprised to learn how many suicide survivors experience additional pain as a result of the reactions and comments of people around them. Offering comforting words of sympathy for a tragic loss doesn’t have to be overwhelming. I’ll share …

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