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How to Comfort People with Broken Hearts

18/03/2016 15:48 GMT | Updated 15/03/2017 09:12 GMT

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1, Go find person

(tip - often found hiding in their home)

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2, Take supplies to person

(tip - tissues, soft blanket, plump pillows, chocolate, movies, drinks)

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3, Make person a nest - with pillows and squishy blanket

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4, Lead person to the nest and make them feel cosy

5, Sit with person in the nest and allow them to talk/cry/sob/scream/rant/hug/sleep/laugh/chat

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6, Reassure the person that you will care and listen to them for as long as needed

(tip - don't feel you need to say anything whilst the person is sharing, just listening is enough)

7, Feed person nice food and drinks

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8, Repeat the above list often until person can face the world

(most importantly - stay in regular contact, broken hearted people do not need 'space' they need love and support)

Zoe Clark-Coates is one of the founders and CEO's of the Mariposa Trust. The Saying Goodbye division offers support and national remembrance services for anyone who has lost a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in early years.

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