How can I be here for you?
This question can be one of the most powerful thing someone can say to me — and I imagine, to someone who is going through a stressful or tough time: divorce, cancer, infertility, grief, breakup, wedding planning and so on.
NOT advice, imposing expectations or cliche lines because we don’t know what else to say.
it’s often challenging to know the right thing to say. even when i’ve personally been through grief, i stumble on words to say to someone who is going through it.
but inspired by a recent article i read, i found the simple question, ‘’what can i do?” as something i can practice moving forward to be supportive during times i’m at lost for words.
i think at the end of the day, we want to feel connected and cared for — even if it’s the simple act of asking instead of stating.