what should i do?please help!
December 20, 2006 9:23am CST
my best friends dad just dieed of cancer(last night)and she called me and said if i can go to her place and stay with her,i just couldn't belive he was dead,i couldn't say anything,she seemed to be ok,ever more then ok,weird like-i could say,anyway...i don't ever know how to react...i hopw i could help her...what should i do for her?(she was very close to her father,closer then to her mother)
• United States
20 Dec 06
If I were you I would go. Sometimes just being there is a comfort to someone. You don't need to have fancy words of sympathy or bring gifts. Just go and hang out. If something needs done, lend a hand. Sometimes when people are grieving simple housework seems overwhelming. I have walked into a friends house, started a pot of coffee, emtied the garbage, washed the dishes and just acted like I lived there. (Mind you, this was a very good friend.) She was relieved that someone was taking care of household business so she could greet people who were coming over with food and condolences.