"What in the world am I going to say?" is one of our first thoughts when a friend loses a loved one. Everyone feels unprepared and at a loss. A Friend In Grief: Simple Ways to Help gives you the words and actions to reach out and support your friend with confidence and compassion.
Author Ginny Callaway draws on her personal experience and the stories of the people she interviewed to give you the honest answers you're looking for. Those who have lived through grief know first hand what comforts and what hurts.
Topics included are: What NOT to say and why; small things you can do to make a big difference; how to support a colleague at work; suggested wording for writing a note; and how to provide support when you live far away.
Our society doesn't provide us with much guidance on how to go to our neighbor's door when his loved one has died and say, "I'm here to help." We just don't know what to do so we turn away. We feel helpless and uncomfortable. Here's the book to help you find the right words, avoid the painful ones and be supportive when your friend grieves and needs you most.