DON’T remove or throw away belongings for at least several months.
DO wait until you are thinking more clearly. You need to give thought to what you wish to keep.
DON’T wash all the worn clothing right away. Do enjoy the lingering smell of your loved one.
Wearing their favorite article of clothing can be very comforting.
DON’T be surprised if you see or hear the person who is dead.
DO know that phenomenon is normal and happens to a lot of people.
DON’T sell the house, move or make major decisions for at least a year.
DO consider your options, plan ahead and seek advice.
DON’T avoid talking about the person who has died.
DO use their name, tell their stories and share your memories.
DON’T be afraid to say negative things about the person who is gone.
DO see the relationship for what it was, not how you wanted it to be.
DON’T hesitate to say “I’m having a sad day.”
DO reach out to your friends and family for support.
DON’T stop loving and living.
DO the best you can to find a good in each day.