Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – March 2016 Archive (2)

What Not To Say to the Bereaved

You’ve heard it before: It is important to make contact with the bereaved and acknowledge their loss. And yet many people stay away, fearing they will say the wrong thing – and, their fears are well-founded. The bereaved frequently share hurtful things friends and loved ones tell them while mourning their loss.…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on March 17, 2016 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

How To Be a Supportive Listener

A week after my friend’s baby died, her mother-in-law appeared at her door. My friend told her she wasn’t up for a visit, but her mother-in-law assured her she would just sit and keep her company. And that’s what she did. She sat quietly in a chair near my friend. After a while, she fixed them some tea. My friend now…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on March 2, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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