The first three weeks after we lose a loved one is often filled with calls and visits from concerned friends and family. Neighbours pop in or stop you in the street to ask how you are doing. You feel a level of support. Three months in, my clients tell me, is when it seems toContinue reading “Three months later, where is everybody?”
When someone dies, we often find it difficult to know what to say to the people they’ve left behind. Strangely, rather than overcoming this sense of embarrassment, we often avoid having a conversation at a time when, by just being there to listen, we could make such a huge difference.
We take many things in our lives for granted, from the roof over our heads to the weekends relaxing with friends and loved ones. Choosing to give time to our friendships can feel self-indulgent. All too often I hear people say “I haven’t seen them for ages – life just gets in the way.” ItContinue reading “Choose friendship”