That First Conversation

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Making conversation the first time you see your friend who has lost a parent can be really challenging if you overthink it. The important thing isn’t what you say, but to be there for that person, to be supportive. As people have told me, even adults have a hard time saying the right thing; don’t expect to get it perfect.

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Dealing with You First

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Supporting your friend immediately after the loss of their parent can be very difficult, especially when you have a personal connection with that parent. Before you go to see your friend, it is really important that you cope and are in a good place with yourself. This way, you will be able to be a good friend to them and help him or her through their own loss.

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