Tag: loss

Comforting a Friend Who Has Had a Miscarriage

Published: February 19, 2024 | Last Updated: February 19, 2024 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
Comforting a Friend Who Has Had a Miscarriage

After a miscarriage, it’s hard for a friend to know what to say or how best to provide support to someone who is grieving the loss.

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Friendship and Loss: When The Loved One Who Dies Is A Friend

Published: August 18, 2021 | By | 3 Replies Continue Reading
Friendship and Loss: When The Loved One Who Dies Is A Friend

Friendship and loss is a topic that’s not often spoken about but it can be very painful to lose a long-time friend.

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Pandemic-Related Losses: How To Show A Friend You Care 

Published: November 8, 2020 | Last Updated: November 8, 2020 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading
Pandemic-Related Losses: How To Show A Friend You Care 

A reader wonders how to respond to friends experiencing pandemic-related losses. QUESTION I have several friends right now who are going through VERY trying situations. In a few instances, I’ve sent people emails expressing my commiseration but I’m wondering what, if anything, to do next when I don’t hear back from them. Do you think […]

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Losing Support From a Circle of Friends

Published: September 29, 2020 | Last Updated: September 29, 2020 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading
Losing Support From a Circle of Friends

A young woman feels excluded from a circle of friends, a second loss after a molar pregnancy, and seeks advice.

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Caregiving: Making friends after loss

Published: May 29, 2017 | By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

After a man cares for his mother for more than six years, she passes away. Lonely, he asks how to make friends after loss.

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Loneliness as a grandparent

Published: March 23, 2017 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

After learning her son plans a permanent move overseas, a grandparent feels a sense of loneliness and loss.

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A man experiences loneliness after a loss

Published: February 2, 2017 | Last Updated: February 3, 2017 By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

It’s understandable to feel friendless and lonely after a loss.

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Connecting with a grieving friend

Published: May 24, 2015 | By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Connecting with a grieving friend

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Unable to make friends: I feel like a failure waiting to die

Published: September 28, 2014 | By | 318 Replies Continue Reading

A 61-year-old woman has no friends and feels like a total failure

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Should I give my friend a pass because she is grieving?

Published: August 10, 2013 | Last Updated: August 10, 2013 By | 5 Replies Continue Reading

It can be tricky to know when to give a friend “a pass”—and how much to overlook after trauma or loss.

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