How do you help someone who is grieving? When do you call? How can you help with practical matters? What kind of emotions can you expect to encounter? Here's a helping hand with these difficult issues.
Listen to real-life stories that are easy to relate to, and benefit from concrete ideas to help others in each stage of grief.
You just found out ... Responding to the news -- what to say and do, and what not to
One week after ... Listening and offering unconditional support
First six months ... Helping with practical matters -- belongings, finances, change in residence
One-year anniversary ... Remembering their loved one
Being a support for someone who is grieving can be draining. June also helps you to remember to take care of yourself so you can keep on giving.