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GriefCreditclaudia-595686-unsplash (1)Dear Carol: My dad died after years of living with a cancer diagnosis. My mom, my siblings, and I are all going through our separate grief processes. I spend a lot of time helping Mom, yet I, too, am grieving, which seems to be overlooked by Mom's friends. I can understand that even though it hurts. What’s most strange, though, is that while we are all irritated by different things that people trying to comfort us do, what we agree on is that people either can't or won't take time to listen to us voice our pain. Could you lay out some rules for helping people who are grieving? – MW

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