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Supporting Others

When we grieve those we love, we need people to help us move through our grief. Supporting someone who is hurting can be difficult and uncomfortable. It is not easy to watch someone hurt, but, take the pressure off yourself. It is not your job to take someone’s pain away, you simply cannot do it. However, you can make that pain more manageable by showing up, being a reliable support, not judging, accepting that grief takes a long time, and encouraging a person with kindness.

It takes a village to support us when we are overwhelmed with grief. Talk to those who are hurting, ask how they are doing today, talk about the person who died. Simply listen, without pretending that you know what they are going through. Do your best to understand. Furthermore, keep showing up for the long haul.