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What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season? Part 1

12/17/2014

From:  Liv Lane What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season?  Here are some expressions that have comforted my family over the past year and some I’ve learned from friends who have experienced great loss, too… I am thinking of you. Sounds so simple, but it means so much to know someone out […]

What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season? Part 2

12/18/2014

By  Liv Lane What Can I Say To A Grieving Friend This Christmas Season?  Here are some expressions that have comforted my family over the past year and some I’ve learned from friends who have experienced great loss, too… I don’t expect a call back.  For over a week after my dad died, a dear friend […]

Teenagers Grieve Too

02/14/2016

Victor Parachin, who is an ordained minister and has written several books on grieving, reminds us that too often teenagers feel “invisible” or are “forgotten grievers” when there has been a death. Yet, every day a teenager experiences the death of someone they know and love a parent, sibling, grandparent, schoolmate, friend or relative. Like […]

What do you say in a funeral line?

03/31/2014

You are in this long line, and you are wondering what to say when you finally reach the individuals who are grieving the death of a loved one. First, it is helpful to remember if you are in a line at a funeral home, you are already doing the most important gesture of caring. You may be uncomfortable, but you are there.

How to Comfort a Grieving Teen

02/15/2016

Editor’s Note: The following article is excerpted from the TEDx talk, “How to Comfort a Grieving Teen” by Bridget Park. “I am so sorry that this terrible thing happened to you.” “I am sure he is in a better place.” “It was so selfish of him to do that, and everyone knows it.” “One day […]