How to help friends deal with daughter's death?
December 15, 2012 2:35 PM Subscribe
How can I help my friends whose daughter was killed in yesterday's school shootings?
posted by anonymous to human relations (56 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
The daughter of our dearest friends was one of those killed in yesterday's atrocity at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Starting no later than Monday, I will be staying with them for several days or more to help in every way possible. I wish I knew what to do, not do, say, or not say. I am fortunate that this is the first time I have been confronted with this situation, though I wish I felt more prepared for how to help them through it.
If you have any advice or personal experiences that may help me help them, I would appreciate it.
I know many of you will wish to express your condolences, and I thank you in advance. However, as I feel unworthy to accept them (what is my pain and loss compared to theirs?) and wish to keep this focused on how I can help them, I'll ask you to focus on that information instead. Thank you for understanding.