Tag: mourning

Connecting with a grieving friend

Published: May 24, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Connecting with a grieving friend

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Friendship and Loss: When Grief Changes A Friendship

Published: November 28, 2013 | Last Updated: August 26, 2021 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship and Loss: When Grief Changes A Friendship

She lost a friend to cancer; now the grief of the friend’s widower feels like another loss, compounding the pain.

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Should I give my friend a pass because she is grieving?

Published: August 10, 2013 | Last Updated: August 10, 2013 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It can be tricky to know when to give a friend “a pass”—and how much to overlook after trauma or loss.

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Is a friend’s response to your loss or serious illness a litmus test of your friendship?

Published: July 7, 2012 | Last Updated: May 12, 2020 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

A recent post on The Friendship Forums of this blog expressed the hurt and frustration someone felt when certain friends and colleagues failed to show empathy after he lost his mother to cancer.

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A final friendship disappointment

Published: November 16, 2009 | Last Updated: November 16, 2009 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene, My friend has been going through marriage problems ever since I’ve known her (13 years now). I have been there for her when she needed someone to talk to. When the problems got too big to deal with, I suggested counseling since I didn’t want their marriage problems to affect the friendship […]

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