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Dear Julie’s advice shows up in national column

June 20, 2011

Don’t you sometimes think you could give better advice than some of those national advice columnists such as Dear Abby? I like national advice columnist Carolyn Hax better than most columnists. But in May, I thought her advice about grief was lacking and dashed off a quick note to her in response to a column in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Today I was reading Carolyn’s column and was almost at the end of the column… and SURPRISE!… there was MY advice word for word (without my name)! Cool!

Today’s column said:

Carolyn Hax is on vacation, so she’s letting readers give the advice while she’s away. …

[And here’s Dear Julie’s advice….]

On being hurt by others’ response to your grief:

*Helping a grieving friend or relative is very hard; some people want to be left alone and some want very specific help yet don’t ask for it.

*Forgive people for what they say or do when confronted with a grieving friend or relative; they simply do not know what to do or say. Period.

* We are more emotionally sensitive during grief. Try not to be offended by what others do or say; they really don’t know what would be helpful.

One Comment leave one →
  1. June 21, 2011 9:56 am

    Dear Julie, So true

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