Losing someone is never easy. Death is painful and cruel at any age, and many of us are left with a hole in our hearts, long after we’ve overcome the grieving process. While there is plenty of information on dealing with the loss of a loved one, what can you do when the person grieving is not you, but someone you care for?
If your friend has lost a loved one, you may be unsure of how to approach them. It’s easy to avoid the subject when under pressure, but your friend needs you.
We understand that it can be a little awkward – maybe they’re isolating themselves, perhaps seeming more aggressive. However they’re acting, remember what they’re going through. Grief affects people in many ways, so if they’re acting differently, it may be that they’re struggling to process what’s happened.
To make it less daunting, we look at the ways you can help your friend when they’re going through a tough time. Remember, you’re worried because you care, and they will...