Today Is National Grief Awareness Day: Here Are A Few Useful Tips To Help Your Grieving Loved One

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Don’t feel like you have to provide solutions

Your friend will need to talk a lot about everything going on in their mind. They might bring up fears and concerns they have for the future, with this new post-loss reality. It’s common to want to provide solutions. It’s normal to want to try to think of things you can say to make them feel it will be okay. But the truth is, you can’t provide a real solution to all of the changes they are about to face. Even attempting to do so is in vain, and perhaps insulting. It undermines the gravity of the situation. You don’t need to solve anything. Just listen.

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