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…

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…


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

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