Empathy 101: Five Tips for Supporting People in Grief

In my perfect universe, everyone would be taught how to approach a grieving person with empathy and to really think before they do or say something that may unintentionally contribute to their suffering.

I do understand that another person can’t “make” you feel anything, that each person has the responsibility for their reactions to people and situations in their lives.

However, there are times when tact, good manners, and compassion are sorely lacking in our society and a little grief awareness and sensitivity training are in order. Think of it as Empathy 101….