If you know someone grieving or going through a life altering trauma, then this article by David Brooks is for you. It gives you just a few pieces of advice as to how to relate well and to avoid some common pit-falls. Consider some of his examples:
1. Know the difference between the role of “firefighter” and “builder” and why trauma victims need “builders” for the long haul.
2. Bring soup.
3. Don’t try to make it make sense.