5 Resolutions That Will Help Mourners Around You


You can be a better comforter to your grieving friends and family members this year by:

  • Being more aware of the person’s situation and needs.  This resolution obligates you to be more deeply involved in the lives of your friends and family members.  Otherwise how would you know their life or loss situation and address their deepest needs for support, comfort and encouragement?
  •  Being more present in the person’s life.  This resolution takes a concerted or “intentional”  effort to be there for the person–physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  Don’t hover or try to orchestrate their grief.  Just be there and available for the person.
  • Being more active in the person’s life.  This resolution means going beyond just offering to be there if they need anything. (If you ever need anything, just call me.  Heard or said that one before?)  Put yourself in their shoes and do for them what would…

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About Sue Rosenbloom, M.A., C.T.

Thanatologist: Loss and Grief Coach - My blog is for educational purposes only. I am not a licensed professional counselor - Bachelor of Arts in Human Studies - Marylhurst University (2007)- Certificate in Thanatology - Hood College (2008) Master of Arts in Thanatology - Hood College (2009) Certificate in Thanatology - The-Association for Death Education and Counseling (The highest level of loss and grief education). * Hospice, Alzheimers and Senior's Advocate * Former first responder for Trauma Intervention Program, Inc. (TIP) * Hospice and Bereavement Volunteer for Providence Hospice Bereavement Program * Association for Death Education and Counseling Member * National Alliance for Bereavement of Children * Hood College Thanatology Association * American Group Psychotherapy Association * Marylhurst Gerontolgy Association * Oregon Gerontology Association * Hospice, Loss, Grief and Bereavement Researcher * Creative Writer
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