When someone we love has experienced a loss, we may struggle with what to say. Statements such as, “I didn’t know what to say to help,” or “I had such a hard time finding the right words” are common statements. When we extend expressions of empathy to someone who is grieving, it is best to speak honestly and from the heart. Here are a few tips based on the teachings of Sara Murphy, PhD, CT, on expressing empathy to a grieving loved one.
When we encourage our loved ones to remember their past and talk about their memories and feelings, it allows us to share in their life’s experiences. Here are 21 questions to help get the conversation started.
People handle grief in different ways but for many, art can help contain and provide an outlet for those feelings. We've gathered a few ideas to help you express your emotions through artistic expression.