Supporting a Griever

8 Tips For Supporting A Grieving Friend This Holiday

Most people don’t intentionally set out to be unsupportive of their grieving family and friends.  We know you may disagree, but let’s be generous and give people the benefit of the doubt. It is the holiday season after all. Think about it, even people who’ve lost a loved one or, heck, people who’ve been trained in grief …

Help us keep What’s Your Grief going

Dear Grief Friends, Today is our blogiversary.  It’s hard to believe it’s been four years since we posted our very first article on What’s Your Grief.  Back then we were averaging about 27 page-views a day and 24 of them were us + family and friends.  But now, thanks to you, WYG has become a …

How to Support a Grieving Family Member or Friend: 6 Principles

It’s common to feel anxious and intimidated in the “grief support” role. This is one of the reasons why otherwise caring people sometimes say hurtful, minimizing, or unhelpful things to their bereaved loved ones and why they sometimes avoid their grieving friends and family members altogether.  Hopefully, if nothing else, all of you reading this after …

An Open Letter From A Grieving Friend

Dear close friend who disappeared after someone I love died, Hey there.  It’s been a while since we talked, a long while in fact.  I have been thinking about it and it seems time we catch up.  Let’s start by reviewing the course of events that contributed to the distance between us, as I remember them. …

Being there for Grieving Friends and Family: Support vs. Comfort

First and foremost, please allow me to explain what’s happening with this post. For those of you who don’t know, we’ve been doing audio podcasts for about a year now (you can check those out on iTunes).  We originally started the podcast thinking that some people might prefer listening to their grief support over reading, and the idea of …

Giving Back In Grief

“We rise by lifting others” –Robert Ingersoll There’s an endless number of quotes floating around the internet about the value of helping others. Which seems like a good thing, right? They inspire us to give, help, and serve.  They remind us that we can make the world just a little bit better. They provide a …


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