Supporting a Grieving Friend
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It can be hard to know how to provide support to a grieving friend. Some concrete ideas and suggestions.
For a while now, I’ve been thinking about the way people come in and out of our lives. This isn’t an issue unique to grief, but it seems to come up a lot here in grief-land. When we experience a devastating loss, many dominos can fall. Sometimes friends disappear. Sometimes we isolate ourselves or alienate other people, even old friends who we love. Sometimes families have falling outs. Sometimes our priorities change and that means letting some people go. The reasons are endless...
Back from the #nfda2016 conference to find a copy of the latest issue of Widow & Widowers magazine that features one of our articles! #widow #widower #widawid #griefsupport #spouseloss #partnerloss
It's hard to know how to support a grieving friend in the best of times. Distancing makes it even harder. 9 tips to help with good grief support. #grief #grieving #distance #support
Learning to adapt a funeral to an online memorial isn't easy, but it is certainly doable with a little thought and planning. These 10 tips will help!
Nothing I love more than #sympathycardsthatdontsuck. Lord knows they are hard to come by! This one is by @1canoe2 #grief #griefsupport
Have you checked out our holiday gift-giving guide for grievers? If not, the link is in our profile or head over to the blog and type "holiday gift guide" in the search bar! #holidaygrief #griefgifts #memorialgifts #holidayblues #blahhumbug #memorialjewelry #memorialornament #holidaygiftguide #griefgiftguide
Don’t miss our webinar this Thursday on grievers supporting other grievers. This webinar is for grief friends, volunteers, and other helping professionals working to support grieving people while also balancing their own grief experiences and needs. It’s common for grieving individuals to find themselves in a position of providing grief support to other people. A few situations where you might find yourself supporting other grievers include: helping friends and family who are grieving, in-per
Remember that time we were in print? We had almost forgotten too! Just stumbled on this copy of Widows & Widowers, a UK print mag that featured us back in 2016 #WYGIRL (hmmm turns out WYG IRL as a hashtag reads as WY GIRL...that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to run with it)
We’ve been a little quiet here because our lives have been a little rocky. We’ve been lucky to have some wonderful grief-supporters these days (hopefully you know who you are ❤️), so we just figured we’d say thanks along with spreading the word on how to be a kick-ass #grieffriend
We received a question today from a WYG reader: her birthday is next week and she will be turning the age that her husband was when he died. This is bringing up new feelings for her and she is looking for thoughts, ideas, suggestions, experiences, or anything else that might help! We thought we would reach out to our wonderful community here to see what you all think. Anyone relate? Have thoughts? Ideas of suggestions about coping with the day? General words of support? #whatsyourgriefadvice
“That time I thought I could not go any closer to grief without dying I went closer, and I did not die. Surely God had his hand in this, as well as friends. Still, I was bent, and my laughter, as the poet said, was nowhere to be found. Then said my friend Daniel, (brave even among lions), “It’s not the weight you carry but how you carry it - books, bricks, grief - it’s all in the way you embrace it, balance it, carry it when you cannot, and would not, put it down.” So I went practicing. Hav
We asked for the best and worst things people said to you in grief and man, we certain heard some serious best and worst! Today on the blog we have a list of the 64 best things people heard from friends and family in their grief so hop on over to the blog if you want to check them out. #grief #griefsupport #griefquotes #beagoodhuman