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Death and Grieving Coping with loss is difficult at any age, but you are not alone during this difficult time. Reach out to other users in this forum.

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My friends mom - August 8th 2009, 11:24 PM

So, today I found out, that a few days ago my friends mom passed away, I only met her a few times, but I don't know how to help him.



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Re: My friends mom - August 9th 2009, 06:58 PM

I think the most important thing when you're trying to help a person who's lost somoene is to not force them to talk to you about things unless things get out of hand with them. I would just let the person know that if they ever need someone to talk to or do anything to help that you're available and want to help. It's up to him to decide whether or not he'd like to take you up on that, and if he doesn't it's nothing against you, he could just be uncomfortable or unready.


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Re: My friends mom - August 10th 2009, 06:53 PM

Hey there, Brittany.

I'm very sorry to hear about your friend's mom. He must mean a lot to you, for you to want to help him. There is really no set way to help someone who has just lost someone close to them. Your friend is probably having a very difficult time, facing the loss of his mother, and the best thing you can do is to be there for him if he needs to talk.

He may be experiencing shock, pain, guilt, disbelief or denial, anger, lonliness, or many, many other painful or difficult emotions. Tell him you are there for him, Brittany, but let him open up at his own pace. If he's not ready to talk don't force the issue, you know? When he is ready, he will come to you or someone else that he trusts.



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