Is it to hug you when you cry? To bring your person up in conversation? Or is it someone bringing you food or practically offering help to you that helps you?
Grief is so isolating because our brains tell us that the person who understood us the most is no longer here. I think that to help others support us, sometimes we need to understand exactly what support we need from people.
6 thoughts on “#66 Thursday Thoughts: How Does Someone Best Support You When You Grieve?”
For me, the most helpful are those who truly listen to my stories about my son’s life, how losing him has shown me more sides of him, and of myself.
Sometimes a sympathetic ear is the best treatment.
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It feels as though all events that enable grieving are singularities. How I respond is contingent on so many different facets, so my needs constantly shift and realign. In grieving, I appreciate people acknowledging me and yet allowing a space to constantly reform and recalibrate.
Just talking and listening. I often felt cut adrift.