Coping after a loved one has passed

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Coping after a loved one has passed

Hi everyone, I'm Jo and new to cancer connections. Recently my dear friend/sister in law passed away from melanoma cancer. I visit my brother and his 2 children regularly. The kids seem to be doing ok, but my brother isn't. I don't know what to say to him as our family wasn't thought to talk about how we are feeling. Has anyone got some suggestions on how I can get him to open up and let it all out. It's only been a month. Does he need more time?
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Re: Coping after a loved one has passed

Jo One month is still a short time after the passing of a loved one. But perhaps you can mention on how much the loss of your friend and sister in law has affected you ,and how he must be really suffering from the loss of his beloved wife and Mum, the grief process is very personal some people can talk about it and others can't for quite a while, I an sure the nights will be very long and lonely for him maybe ask about them. A friend of mine lost her partner 3 months ago but at the start after her loss it was very emotional and lots of tears,the tears are still there but at least we are able to talk about how she feels and her emotions.Only you know when the time is right.Hope this helps kj
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