I just received this email and I wanted to share with you my response. If only every friend was so conscious and caring about how to help their widowed and grieving friends:
I was reading an article in the Washington Post about young widowers and your story immediately stuck out to me. One of my best friends loss her husband. He was kind, intelligent, funny, sweet, athletic, and just a great person to be around. He went above and beyond in every aspect of life– particularly when it came to being husband, brother, son, and friend. He “wasn’t supposed to die.”
How did/do you move on after losing your husband at such a young age? How do I help my friend to get by? This is something I struggle with and I’m emailing you to see if you have any advice for navigating this very difficult time. Please let me know. Thank you.