Social Studies: Helping Others Cope

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March 6, 2012

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Robin Abrahams, social etiquette guru for the Emily Rooney Show, also writes the Miss Conduct column and blog for The Boston Globe.

BOSTON — Inevitably, tragedy will beset all of us. When bad things happen to people we know and love, most of us have a pretty good sense of how to handle it. But what about when disease or calamity strikes a coworker or a casual acquaintance? That can be a tricky situation. Listen above to social etiquette expert Robin Abrahams share advice about what to do when bad things happen to good people -- people that we hardly know.

Have you experienced the kindness of strangers during a crisis? Tell us in the comments. 


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