How to Help a Grieving Friend

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Avoid Clichés

When you aren’t sure what to say, it’s easy to fall back on common phrases, like “It’s going to be okay,” “Be strong,” and “It was his time.” But you won’t make her feel better, and you could actually make her feel worse. Instead, just say, “I love you and I’m here.”

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