Robbie Miller Kaplan's Blog – July 2011 Archive (2)

What grieving spouses want you to know

You may already know how difficult it is for a grieving spouse to go to the cemetery after the funeral. But did you know that they might want your company? I didn’t. This was one of the things that surprised me when I recently spoke with bereaved spouses. Here are some other things bereaved spouses want you to know:

 

  1. The most helpful thing may be to check in after the funeral, and in the weeks and months ahead. Nothing elaborate is needed; a handwritten note or an email…
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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Staying connected during difficult times

Overwhelmed with stress after her mother’s death, a reader wondered if it was okay to email her friends to let them know her mother died. A caring friend felt it was fine and offered to do the emailing. This helpful gesture relieved the bereaved daughter of a tough task.

 

Anyone who has had to cope with a loved one’s illness or death is well aware of the added stress in keeping family members and friends informed. The flashing message light on the answering machine becomes…

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Added by Robbie Miller Kaplan on July 12, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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