Being There

4 Ways to Give a Mother’s Day Tribute
4 Ways to Give a Mother’s Day Tribute

Mother’s Day isn’t always happy. For some, it’s a reminder that their mom is no longer here. Here's how you can well-wish those who have experienced this loss.

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10 Sympathy Gifts to Send That Are Not Flowers
10 Sympathy Gifts to Send That Are Not Flowers

From bonbons that come in a sympathy sleeve to food solace package, these ‘out of the box’ sentiments are tasteful enough to mark a difficult time.

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8 Books to Gift Mourners

When you don’t have the words to help people who are grieving, books can do the heavy lifting. This list spans everything from literary favorites to practical handbooks for loss.

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When You're at a Loss for What to Say
When You're at a Loss for What to Say

In an era of texting and disappearing videos, taking time to send a card or gift won't be forgotten. Here are some ideas of what to say and do when you want to express sympathy in a thoughtful way.

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The Do's and Dont's of Sympathy

Here's a primer to navigate common pitfalls and avoid awkward conversations that can potentially hurt your relationship when. Tip No. 1: Don’t assume someone else is supporting them.

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