Tips on How to Support Grieving People

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Many people just don’t know what to say when they encounter a grieving individual. Some may approach a grieving person with empathy while others just don’t know how to make the person feel better and secured. Below are some tips on how to approach a grieving individual.

  • Ask the person how he is doing and listen patiently to his reply without changing the subject matter.
  • Let them know that you just found out about their loss instead of saying, “I’m sorry for your loss.”
  • Do away with clichés such as, “She’s with the angels now.”
  • Comfort the person with a touch on the arm or a hug.

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