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Lifestyle How to Write an Obituary: What to Say About the Life of a Loved One

Summarizing a loved one’s life can feel like an impossible task, especially when you’re grieving. It’s even more chal...

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Birthday The Language of Flowers: Flower Meanings and Birth Flowers

Whether it’s a bouquet arranged with love or dainty blossoms dusting an old country field, flowers are reminders that...

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Sympathy What to Write in a Sympathy Card

Signing a sympathy card isn’t easy. We search for words. We wonder what would be comforting to hear. We worry abou...

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Sympathy Grief and the Holidays: Supporting Friends through Difficult Days

Many of our favorite holiday memories include family members and our closest friends. So it’s no surprise that peo...

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Father's Day Father's Day Without Dad: Remembering Lost Loved Ones with New Traditions

For many of us, “father” is synonymous with love, guidance and support. That love does not dissipate after our fat...

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Sympathy Real Stories: Supporting Friends Through Grief

“I was only 19 when I suddenly had to grapple with grief, not just for myself but for my whole family. I’m sti...

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Care & Concern Real Stories: Supporting Friends with Cancer & Illness

“Despite the negative impact of cancer and the suffering, I have never felt as loved and cared about by so man...

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Care & Concern How to Support a Friend or Loved One in Need

At an early age, I lost my older brother, John, unexpectedly. He was on a dream trip, hiking the majestic Grand Ca...

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Encouragement Comforting Words: What to Say and Do in Tough Times

When someone we know suffers a loss or is going through a difficult situation, we’re often not sure what to say. S...

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Baby What to Say When a Friend Loses a Baby: Messages of Love and Support

Losing a baby, no matter how it happens—or how early in the pregnancy—is devastating. It’s a time of sadness when ...

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Sympathy Sympathy Gift Ideas for Offering Your Condolences and Support

Many times, we don’t know what to say after a loss. It can be difficult to determine what will comfort a hurting f...

How to Grieve Together When You Can’t Be Together

Sympathy How to Grieve Together When You Can’t Be Together

When someone has died, our first instinct is to rally around the family and friends closest to the deceased, offer...