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When Bad Things Happen

July 24th, 2012 by judytalks

The recent shootings in Colorado leave everyone reeling and wondering why this happened. In fact, it happens all too often. Suddenly, twelve people are dead, leaving loved ones in shock and grief, with no answers and little understanding of how to mourn.

Comfort when you need it most is offered by those around you, but the healing process takes a long time. Emotions can change in a matter of seconds, and practical problems, such as planning a service and managing daily living, need attention. It’s too confusing, too much to bear, yet we power through and hope for the best.

I applaud those who mourn and extend my deepest sympathy. What friends can do is continue to stay close and, especially, to listen. Mourners need to talk. Help with the practical things, share your own feelings, and give feedback but not advice.

I wish you well.


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