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10 From GEM: 10 Ways To Support Someone You Love Who Has Lost Someone They Love

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10 From GEM:
10 Ways To Support Someone You Love Who Has Lost Someone They Love

We all know what it’s like when someone we love dies. The process of grief, while unique to each person, is common to everyone. It’s because of that shared experience that we all want to be helpful to friends who have lost loved ones. Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what to say and do. It’s at those times that some of us resort to saying and doing nothing, which can make the bereaved feel unsupported and disconnected. Keep reading for 10 ideas you can use to support those who are going through a time of sorrow.

 

10. Check On The Bereaved

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Just before and right after a funeral is the time when many people offer their support to grieving friends. However, after weeks and months have passed by, your friend still needs support. Make a phone call or stop by your friend’s house to remind her that you are still present for her.

How about you? What are your suggestions for helping a grieving friend? Share your thoughts below.

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