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How do you comfort someone who is grieving?
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Default How do you comfort someone who is grieving? – 12-23-2008, 01:55 PM

My brother very recently lost his best friend Michael to cancer. He’s still devestated because Michael was his first friend here in Seattle and he was the closest friend he had ever had. He says he wants me to be there with him when he is grieving, but I don’t know how I should comfort him, especially when he’s crying. How should I comfort him when he wants to grieve?
   
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Default 01-21-2009, 11:01 AM

Just listen to him. Tell him to talk about it, because sometimes that does make it better. Tell him to talk about some of the happy memories, keep his mind about how his friend was a good person and is in a better place now.Hugs and stuff are always good, and try to do some fun stuff with him.In all honesty, this would just be the way I would treat this situation. Whenever one of my friends are sad, I just listen and tell them that it will be okay.
   
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Default 03-05-2009, 02:21 PM

give lots of alone time.and be their when needed.
   
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