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Three Great Gifts You Can Give Your Divorcing Friend This Holiday

Three Great Gifts You Can Give Your Divorcing Friend This Holiday

When you get together with your friends and family this holiday, your friend who is going through a split will bring lots of emotions to the table. Whether he or she is hurting or ready to move on and celebrate, here are three special gifts you can give. Continue reading →

4 Ways to Show Your Divorcing Friend Empathy

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In theory, I love the holidays! In reality, I’m relieved when they are over.  Many times, I’m convinced that this is going to be the year that the season will be stunning. But then I remember – the holidays don’t trump life!  In fact, they often complicate it.  When life is riddled with loss, change and conflict, the holidays don’t wait for healing.

The holidays will likely be a difficult time for anyone facing the loss of his or her marriage. Your friend may lean in hard, and you may not know what to say, how to help or what to give. More than ever, they need the gift of empathy.

These four attributes of empathy are based on Brené Brown’s book I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t)1: Continue reading →