suicide in husband's family

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2010
suicide in husband's family
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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 3:30am

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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-04-1999
Wed, 01-11-2012 - 6:03am

HI, and I am sorry for the loss in your husband's family.

If you live nearby, maybe just do the simple tasks like bring some food over, ask if you can run some errands for anyone, sit and hold grieving family members hands and listen to them grieve.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-20-2009
Thu, 01-12-2012 - 3:25pm

Hey,

welcome to the board.

I have lost a brother and a close friend to suicide and it leaves everyone feeling totally bewildered and at a complete loss as what to do for the best.



iVillage Member
Registered: 10-17-2010
Thu, 01-12-2012 - 5:32pm

Thank you both of you for the advice. My husband is dealing with it the best he can. Last night we went to see some family members and just talked. The close family of the cousin who passed away has been staying isolated and quite so we are just trying to respect that now. The funeral is on Saturday and I am really nervous as last funeral I went to was for my father's so I know it will be difficult.