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Has your partner recently suffered a traumatic event? Are you trying to help them cope while learning to cope with the pain yourself? Learning how to support a partner can be the most empathetic gift you can offer them.

When we are in a relationship, and a traumatic or difficult situation happens to our partners or to us, this can be very tedious and delicate to work through and recover from for both partners. On the contrary, a death of a parent or a severe injury can also provide a situation in a relationship where a partner can step in to a supportive role with the other, which can bond us to our partners and make our connection stronger. Below are several tips on supporting your partner through a traumatic event, a loss, or an injury.