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Reviewed by Lori Moore for Readers' Favorite
A Friend in Grief: Simple Ways to Help by Ginny Callaway is a wonderful, heartfelt, gonna-make-you-cry book about how to be there for a friend who has lost a loved one. It will appeal to those who have felt the heart-wrenching loss of a loved one, as well as to those who have a friend who has recently suffered a loss and they want to know how to help the one who is grieving, but don’t know what to do. When Callaway lost her 10-year-old daughter, some people avoided her because they didn’t know what to say or felt uncomfortable and helpless. Sometimes we freeze up and don't know how to help. This book was written from the author’s experiences in order to help others be supportive in a friend’s time of grief.
We all feel uncertain of what should or shouldn’t be said to a friend when they’ve lost a loved one. A Friend in Grief: Simple Ways to Help knocks it out of the park by explaining what should and shouldn’t be said to one who has just lost a parent, child, or spouse. My mom just died two months ago and I could really relate to the list of do’s and don’ts for what to say to someone as some people are just oblivious to how their words can come across as insensitive. This is a must-read book for all adults to help them better prepare for how to comfort their friends in times of grief.