You are Absolutely right, Shelby Forsythia! Those who want to help someone who is grieving over a death, a breakup, or a life changing diagnosis, should LISTEN.
In my years on both sides of these situations, I’ve found that questions like, “How are you doing with this?”, “Do you want to talk, or would you rather not?” And, in the case of a breakup, “Are things making any more sense to you today?” Can open the door to healing conversations, IF the person who wants to help is willing to LISTEN. Thanks for a good article. It can save grievers some pain.