Questions tagged [grief]

Questions about interactions surrounding grief and death. The deceased can be an acquaintance, friend, family, or pet.

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How to follow up with someone who lost a loved one?

My friend's dad died two days ago. I gave her my condolences that same day. My question is, should I check up on her on a interval basis? Like everyday, every two days, etc.? And what kind of things ...
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Appropriate reactions to people who recently lost their pet?

I've only had this happen twice, but this morning my mom will be going to the vet to have my brother's pet rabbit put to death, because it is ill. For me, a pet is just a pet, and nothing more. It is ...
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How to enquire about someone after they learned bad news?

I learned a few hours ago that a friend's dad and step-mom had a life-threatening motorcycle accident. I enquired about his state through SMS (I'm in another country right now) as I think I would ...
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How do I respond when someone is glad their loved one's suffering will end soon due to death?

I recently had a conversation like this: Coworker: I just wanted to let you know that I'm probably going to be out early next week. My father is on death's door. Me: Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. ...
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