Women's Health

Grief in Practice

With Openness

Rebecca soffer and Gabrielle Birkner both lost parents (at 30 and 24, respectively) and felt that the usual reactions from others—platitudes, avoidance—made navigating their grief harder. so in 2013, they launched , a website where people can: Don’t be scared to mention the person who died. “I love when someone says, ‘I thought about your mom today because XyZ reminded me of her,’” says soffer. they may not want to talk about their grief yet, but it shows you’re open when they are ready.

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