...No matter what a person’s position on religion or spirituality is, most people will appreciate an offer to listen to them talk about their loved one. Tell your friend that you’d love to take her out for coffee so that she can tell you more about the person for whom she grieves. Many people in grief say that friends are afraid to say the name of a person who died. Don’t be one of those. Remembering their loved one may be all that they have left to comfort them.
Carol Bradley Bursack is the Candid Caregiver
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