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Don’t Know How to Support Your Grieving Loved Ones? There’s an App for That

by Beverly Aarons


Before the pandemic, death brought together mourners — relatives and friends alike — who could offer a warm hug, shed some tears, and hold hands as they remembered the deceased. But the pandemic has changed that — family and friends mourn at a distance and sometimes alone. There is no easy way to bring that plate of comfort food to the bereaved mother or sibling or friend. And for anyone who isn’t part of a “pandemic household pod,” a warm hug or kiss on the cheek is simply out of the question. Losing a loved one is difficult in any circumstance, but this pandemic is compounding grief for many mourners. So how can people offer support to their loved ones experiencing grief and still do so at a safe distance? 

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