How to help a grieving friend?

My friend lost her mom 4 weeks ago. She's still understandably shaken. I lost my mom 15 years ago, but somehow have no words of advice. Everyone grieves in their own way and I'm very bad with helpful wisdom-like words. I just try to listen and be there, but it is so obvious how much of a toll it's taking on her. If you have been in her situation, what were some things that you appreciated from others trying to help?

Asked By: Jess N - 8/14/2008
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Go to and type "grief" in the taskbar, and enter. Call: The Grief Recovery Institute (U.S.A.) 1-800-445-4808, or Hospice (phone book). Email Chatrooms and forums: and More
Answered By: shaneris5 - 8/14/2008
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Yes everyone is different, how true... More
Answered By: Doc - 8/14/2008
be a good listener if she wants one be understanding and patient with her be there for her its definitely a hard time and everybody handles grief differently take care
Answered By: SUSAN K - 8/14/2008
i lost my dad a year ago.. and what i wanted most of all was a sholder to cry on..but please OH PLEASE dont tell her " i know how your feeling i went through it myself 15 years ago.'" you dont know because your not her and she is diferent from you but just listen and be conforting!
Answered By: bethany e - 8/14/2008
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