Tag: loss

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

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

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

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

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

February 2, 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

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

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?

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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Letting go of a best friend isn’t easy

December 8, 2012 | By | 7 Replies Continue Reading

A month ago, my friend sent me an email out of nowhere saying that she no longer wanted to be friends anymore, that this was goodbye.

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Why is it so hard finding a spontaneous friend to hang out with?

November 16, 2012 | By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

I never had a lot of close friends when I was younger but I always had a couple, and my best friend was my husband. I also have four children. My husband died two years ago after a bout with cancer (at home) and my children are now grown and live in different areas. Two of my best friends moved to other states and I now have only one friend left, who also moved to another city.

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