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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 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 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...

Hand holding butterflies symbolizing Grief Support: How to Help Someone Who is Grieving Immediately after a Loss

Sympathy Grief Support: How to Help Someone Who is Grieving Immediately after a Loss

When a friend suffers the loss of a loved one, their whole life changes. And we wonder: What can we do to help som...

Two hands and a feather symbolizing Continuing Grief Support: How to Help Someone Who is Grieving over Time

Sympathy Continuing Grief Support: How to Help Someone Who is Grieving over Time

Grief doesn’t follow a schedule. There’s no deadline for the feelings of sadness, anger and loneliness to subside ...

Hands with a wreath of leaves symbolizing Grief Support on Anniversaries, Birthdays and Special Occasions

Sympathy Grief Support on Anniversaries, Birthdays and Special Occasions

When you’re supporting a friend through their grief, look to the calendar for cues about when they might need extr...