Q+A: Consoling a grieving friend

Q+A: Consoling a grieving friend

Written by: Chereen

Dear Chereen,

How do I console someone who lost their loved one?



Dear Friend,

The best thing you can do is offer unconditional support, a shoulder to lean on, and let them speak without interruption.

People don’t like being a burden, but you know something? Sometimes it’s absolutely okay to be what you define as a burden. You’re allowed to take space, have someone to turn to without hesitation, and cry without feeling like you’re making others uncomfortable through your tears.

That’s what your friend needs right now, and being that person is rewarding. I do want to make sure that you are also investing in self-care, so you don’t pour from an empty cup. You’re awesome and you can do this.




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