After a Loved One’s Passing, Grief Can Outlast the Support

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blog, Comfort, Grief Relief, Loss

This was the title of a recent “Dear Abbey” submission that addressed a significant point. The person writing in to the column gave a great idea on how they helped a friend who had lost a young wife and had the care of small children all to themselves afterwards. The writer explained how they subscribed for a local grocery store to deliver a balanced package of produce once a week for months to come which proved to be the best thing the overworked, grieving father needed.
Abbey’s reply is so true. “Everyone should be so lucky as to have a caring and generous neighbor like you. When a death happens, the most important thing is to maintain contact with a grieving family and observe the Golden Rule as you have been doing. The time to be a friend is when someone needs one.”

With Encouragement to All;
David Knapp

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