By Jasmine Igwegbe

In latest celebrity news, Celine Dion received support from her fellow celebrities after her husband, Rene Angelil, passed away as a result of a long battle with cancer recently. According to, Dion received condolences from celebs “including Reba McEntire, Josh Groban and Michelle Williams. They extended their prayers to Dion via social media.” A friend in grief is a friend in need.

What are some ways to help a friend through the loss of their partner?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Dealing with tragedy, especially when it has to do with your partner, is incredibly hard to handle. Watching a friend go through it can make you feel helpless. Cupid has some tips:

1. Offer your support: Let your friend know that you are there for them no matter what. Never make them feel as if they’re alone, but also give them room to breathe. Let them call the shots, and just be there for them.

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2. Be a good listener: Avoid “hearing” them and “listen” to them instead. Let them express their feelings without interrupting and relating it to your own experiences. Your experiences aren’t what matter in this instance; sometimes hearing without judgement is the best way to help your friend.

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3. Show your condolence: Go to the store and get a card or create a social media post for them; let the person know you care. It can be a simple card or post letting them know that they are in your prayers. Thoughts can go a long way.

What are some other ways to help a friend in the wake of tragedy? Share your thoughts below.