This is a great article to help people understand and maybe some ideas of what they can do, even if is it just to be patient, understanding and loving.
I get some of these and have dealt with a lot of them. Grief is a strange thing in that you never know when the next burst of sadness, anger or anything may hit. Be a friend to your hurting friend. They need a lot of understanding and not a lot of expectations as to how they need to be. What is huge is knowing that when we are ready, you will still be our friend. This path tends to leave you with very few friends when you enter it. That doesn't have to be a bad thing, but can be lonely.
- Most people just think they know. I find this extremely frustrating. The death of your child is the worst thing that can happen to a person, yet most feel educated enough to advise, to criticise, to lend their words of wisdom when they don’t know the first thing about it. Get over it? Why don’t we see if you could get over it first!