How to Comfort a Grieving Friend

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Anticipatory Grief: What No One Tells You About the Time Before Death

Anticipatory Grief is the feeling many people experience before they lose a loved one. It can be overlooked or minimized because it’s too soon for us to feel this way, right? Many people believe that death is a sudden event, but in reality it’s often a long process. When someone is terminally ill or seriously …

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How to Express Sympathy: What to Say & What Not to Say

When it comes to knowing how to express sympathy many people are at a loss for words. Expressing sympathy can seem overwhelming at first glance, but when you look at from the perspective of what you would want if you were the one grieving, it can really put things into perspective. Most grieving individuals simply …

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How to Show Sympathy and Empathy to Comfort a Grieving Friend

Sympathy and Empathy are closely related yet different. Sympathy will cause you to care enough to want to help a grieving friend. It will fill you with compassion and pity, but empathy will enable you to be understanding and share in another’s feelings. Sympathy and empathy combined can help you provide the right kind of …

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