JACK’S TIPS ON SUP­PORT­ING A FRIEND WHO’S LOST A LOVED ONE

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HHRe­mind them to be kind to them­selves – that they are more than just feel­ing grief.

HRe­mind them, in a very sen­si­tive way, that they still have a fu­ture, even if for a while they can’t or don’t see it them­selves.

HHBuy them bis­cuits. Not cheap ones. M&S

ones – the round ones cov­ered in choco­late. And make them a lasagne.

Keep them in your thoughts and in your

in­vi­ta­tions down the pub.

HKeep them in the loop about the fun stuff in life that grief can strip away.

H‘Like’ their Face­book/In­sta­gram posts or tweets about it all, and any an­gry rants.

Re­mind them that they’re not alone.

HHTell them you love them and that you’re there. Re­mind them that you’re not too

scared to talk about it.

Give them your Net­flix pass­word and a

hug when they need it.

Make them some­thing silly – a col­lec­tion of old pho­tos, writ­ten mem­o­ries or jokes.

HHTell them to drink wa­ter.

Make them sit with you to sort out all their bor­ing life ad­min, which they might need to catch up on with­out feel­ing alone.

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