Supporting boyfriend through grief
August 30, 2013 11:34 AM Subscribe
This past month, my boyfriend lost his job. Yesterday, his good friend lost his battle with cancer. How can I best support him during this?
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We have been dating for a little over 6 months. I'm 25 F and he's 30, if that matters. I love him to pieces, but don't know at all how to support him right now. He's been spending most of his time with his friend's family. I have only met the deceased friend once, so I haven't been a part of that process.
I've brought him food, cleaned his house and generally tried to make things easier for him, while trying not to ask for anything. Since we are relatively new, I'm not 100% sure how to love him best during this really difficult time. Any tips or anecdotes would be appreciated.