How To Be Supportive

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"If you are a loving person, you offer help whenever
there is a need."

Letitia Baldrige

Author, New Manners for New Times: A Complete Guide to Etiquette,
Etiquette Expert and Chief of Staff for Jacqueline Kennedy, 1961-1963

Sometimes a small gesture is all it takes to help a grieving friend.

It's been said that a person needs to discuss their loss at least a hundred times in order to help move through their grief. But it's so hard to talk about death. It's uncomfortable. You don't know if you're saying the right thing. We often waste effort trying to make someone forget what he or she is going through.

Let your friend or family member talk about their loss. Listen and let them laugh or cry. Hold their hand. Just be a friend and help them move through their grief.

Because showing your support doesn't have to be a grand gesture. It's just about being there for your friend, colleague or family member.

In this section, you'll find invaluable information on how to support your friend - helping you with what to say, what to give, or even how to get there physically to hold their hand.

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Healing: The Essential Guide to Helping Others Overcome Grief and Loss
By Alicia King
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