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What You Need to Know About Sympathy and Empathy

Are sympathy and empathy the same thing? Which one is more helpful to those struggling with problems? When supporting another person during our relationships, we will most likely need to provide emotional support for them at some point. This is especially characteristic in a parent-child relationship, as our kids often look to us for the […]

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Everyone Needs Support: The Importance of Being Compassionate

Compassion can be vital to the recovery of those who are struggling with severe, problematic behaviors. You can practice compassion and empathy during group sessions with your family or by attending family-based support groups. Stephen Andrew discusses compassion with Fire Mountain’s Aaron Huey on the “Beyond Risk and Back” podcast episode “Compassion Is the Healer.” […]