A 4-Step Equation for Helping a Friend in Pain

A 4-Step Equation for Helping a Friend in Pain

By Mary Cail
First published on mariashriver.com
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Cancer survivor Emily McDowell made the national news this summer with a line of genuinely comforting “empathy” cards. Her cards debunk those easy-to-say platitudes that can be pleasing on coffee mugs and wall calendars but sound hollow when life is in a million pieces...

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How to Handle a Friend's Tears

How to Handle a Friend's Tears

By Mary Cail
First published on mariashriver.com
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. . .My eyes filled with tears that I couldn’t stop. I was horrified—I was crying into my potato soup. The more desperately I tried to blink those tears away, the worse it got. “I’m sorry,” I finally said, and expected the man to glance around, trying to attract the attention of a waiter. . .

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