There is no right answer to this question.
The conditions that I am currently experiencing in my life lead me to believe that the hardest thing to do is to watch your loved ones in grief and not able to do anything about it.
It’s this sense of paralysis that is the hardest to digest.
As humans, we have a tendency to find solutions to problems. As soon as we encounter a problem our brain starts thinking of a solution.
But with your loved ones this is not always the case.
You can’t jump off to a solution right away when someone dear to you faces a negative outcome.
Instead, we need to empathize with them and validate that what they are experiencing is correct.
Soon this empathy that we show towards them will take them out of that negative spiral.
When they will come out of it is not predictable. It depends on a person. But by making sure we listen to them and acknowledge their situation we offer them a safe space to process their grief and then slowly crawl out of it.
Sometimes in life, the solution is not to do anything and just wait.
Just listen, and tell the other person that you see them, you believe them, and are always there to support them.
I write daily on my blog. This is Day 80