For the Record.

I just want to make a public service announcement here!
When someone looses a loved one, child, parent ect.. DO NOT say to them, call me if you need me. Call them, check in on them. make them talk to you if only for a minute. They will feel better and need to know you care. A grieving person finds it excessively difficult to reach out for help, they don’t want to lay their sadness on others and don’t know if it’s a good time for you to talk, they WONT call if they need you, but they do need you. Please call them, it really does make a difference.

Thank you, off my soapbox now.  This was just an observation made recently.

About mommamaynard

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on August 26, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Yes.
    I have to say, I’ve walked away from (RL) friends before for not calling me during my hard times. Forcing someone who is depressed to call you is Not being a friend, IMO.
    Internet friendship has slightly different rules, but… mostly, it’s the same. the onus is on the person who isn’t going through the tough time to reach out (and if both are having a tough time, then taking turns).
    I really do feel we are losing the art of being friends in North American society. Sigh.

  2. I can say that also relates to someone dealing with an illness. People need to reach out and lend a hand! Someone grieving/very ill isn’t going to be able to call everyone and hope that someone will be out there to support them.
    During my recovery I called a handful of immediate friends and it was AWFUL when I realized they were not there for me but the unexpected person who lent a hand made such a difference.

  3. That’s what I told a few of my friends. I don’t know if I will call you, but please call me. Talk to me, come over, whatever. I agree!

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