It’s The Most Difficult Time Of The Year

Six practical ideas for supporting a bereaved friend or family member during the holidays

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1. Do Something Unholidayish

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2. Call and let them steer the conversation

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3. Honor Their Person

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4. Be Mindful with your Holiday Card

Illustration credit: author with special thanks to C, a member of one of my private grief groups who permitted me to share this card that she received from a friend.

5. Never Hesitate to Invite (with a caveat)

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6. Never Underestimate the Power of a Text

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What have people done for you that’s helped during the holidays? Any other tips? Please share below.

Navigating sibling & parent loss and trying to change the way people support each other in grief. Founder at www.hereforyou.co

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