Tag: what to say

Reader Wisdom: What friends should and shouldn’t say when someone loses a job

Published: December 15, 2014 | Last Updated: December 15, 2014 By | Reply Continue Reading

A reader loses a job under difficult circumstances and suggests some ways that friends can be more or less supportive and helpful.

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When close friends become far-away friends

Published: August 17, 2010 | Last Updated: June 15, 2015 By | 3 Replies Continue Reading

What do you do when close friends become far-away friends?

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Comforting a Friend Who Has Had a Miscarriage

Published: July 27, 2010 | Last Updated: September 29, 2020 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading

After a miscarriage, it’s hard for a friend to know what to say or how best to provide support to someone who is grieving the loss.

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Women, friends, and personal crises: An open letter to Friends of Silda Spitzer

Published: March 13, 2008 | Last Updated: March 13, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

"She’ll have no shortage of people wanting to be there for her," says one of Silda’s friends quoted in the Washington Post. But will her friends know how to be there for her? When something lousy happens to a friend, it often leaves us at a loss for words. That’s why I’m writing this open […]

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