How to Comfort a Grieving Friend

How to Show Sympathy and Empathy to Comfort a Grieving Friend 1

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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What You Need to Know About the Grieving Process to Comfort the Bereaved

Grief is a normal and healthy way to respond to a loss. Understanding the grieving process will help you to provide support to a grieving friend or family member. Most people go through these stages along the journey of accepting a loss: Shock or disbelief Denial Bargaining Guilt Anger Depression Acceptance and hope Symptoms of …

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Words of Encouragement & Support

Words of encouragement can brighten somebody’s day and help them get through a hard time. Whether you send a hand-written letter, a quick e-card or even just post a quote on a friend’s Facebook wall, you can be a wonderful source of encouragement just be letting somebody know that you are thinking of them today. …

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Offering Words of Comfort to a Grieving Friend

Many of us struggle to find words of comfort for a grieving friend. Most people are not comfortable around hurting individuals. It can be difficult to strike the balance between being sensitive and being overly concerned about a hurting loved one. Grieving individuals sometimes wish that their friends and family would not feel awkward around …

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