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Old 05-09-2018
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Default Mom is grieving. I donít know how to console her.

My dad just recently passed away a few weeks ago and after all the silent grieving, my mom has finally started to speak again. One night, she and I were having dinner together, just the two of us, and we got into the topic of her past with my dad. She told me how they first met through a new years party dating service event they both worked in and when they started talking, she knew that he was the one. They proceeded to have a wonderful dating period and soon later after that, they got into a married life together. She continued to tell me all about his accomplishments in life and how sheís so proud of him. She explained on and on how he was a great man and then started to cry.

Ever since the talk, sheís been crying every night before she goes to sleep. I feel bad that I might have brought up the topic and led her to open up some fresh wounds. I donít know how to console people and I really want my mom to feel better. Can someone give me some advice on this?
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Old 05-18-2018
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Default Re: Mom is grieving. I donít know how to console her.

Grieving is so personal that it’s hard to say what your mother needs. Just be there for her if only to hand her tissues. There are 5 stages of grief and i would google if I were you.
Also, how about your own grief? Don’t let it stay inside too long.
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