When Words Fail — How to Help Someone Who is Grieving

11 Things to do — and NOT do — to ensure that your relationship lasts when loss or adversity strikes.

Michele DeMarco, PhD
Published in
9 min readFeb 20, 2021

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Many of us have been there — the awkward moment when someone we care for is deep in despair. Maybe their eyes are red and wet, or their shoulders are rounded and shaking. Maybe their chest is heaving…

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Michele DeMarco, PhD

Award-winning writer, therapist, clinical ethicist, and researcher specializing in moral injury. I talk about the stuff many won’t. micheledemarco.com