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Helping a Newly Bereaved Person…

Excerpts and very useful tips from an article by John Kennedy Saynor, Genenis Bereavement Resources

WHAT DOESN’T HELP?

Avoiding the bereaved

It may seem obvious that if you want to help, you don’t avoid. People use all sorts of excuses: “I don’t know what to say”, “I didn’t know them that well” or “I may upset them if I break down”.  Meanwhile the bereaved are saying, “Where are all the people I thought were going to help?”

Being afraid to shed tears with the bereaved

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