It can be difficult to know how to help someone who is going through a difficult time, especially if they’re dealing with grief and the loss of a loved one. Often, you want to help but feel awkward and don’t know what you can do. Helplessness is the worst sort of feeling in these situations, and it leads many people to back off or not take action because they aren’t comfortable.
In this post, I’ve put together 10 suggestions that you might be able to use to help a loved one in this difficult time.
A journal excerpt from about a month ago. This will probably be expanded to an essay at some point.
This post is an unedited, stream of consciousness about grief, death, and losing a loved one. I’m posting the content with minimal edits to give you the most intimate view of what losing a loved one does to your brain that I can. There will be followup posts in the coming weeks. This was written March 15.
My grandpa died three weeks ago today. It doesn’t feel like that long, but it also feels like an eternity since then. I feel like I was living some other life even though I’m basically doing the same things for the same reasons.