Even though grievers look normal on the outside, sometimes they can feel held against their will by grief.
At times they can’t break out of this new place back into their old life even when they try really hard.
Which is exactly what they need from us in order to heal.
We, however, can step over into their new world for a little while to give them support.
All it takes
is one word
That’s why it’s up to us to
Be a Bridge
over to them.
…they can’t call us back
…or stand up for themselves
…or tell us what they need
Grievers know what they don’t need.
They don’t need our advice, tiny suggestions, silver linings or questions.
They need our bravery.
Grief is demanding and embarrassing in the paces it puts them through.
So our grieving friend needs to know that
we won’t be scared off by their mourning,
no matter what.
The essence of
Be a Bridge Condolences
This is how to truly help a wounded soul.
Reach out sooner
rather than later!
Say your own version of
I’m so sorry,
I love you,
I’m with you.
This site has many solutions for people looking for answers on how to help their grieving friend.
You can go to
where friends and family and grievers can talk about the many ways we can help a griever.
I share ideas close to a griever’s heart.
To get a comprehensive and condensed look at
what to say
and what to do
for your grieving friend…