How to Help Your Partner When They’re Grieving

How do you support a grieving spouse or partner? Over the course of a long-term relationship, odds are reasonably high that one of you will experience the death of someone close. As loving partners (and sometimes exasperated ones, too), we want to be of help.

For GQ Magazine, I sat down with journalist Sophia Benoit to talk about grief, love, and showing up for the people close to you.

Bonus: we get to talk about the fire drill of love and how practicing on small things makes you much more prepared for the big ones.

In long-term relationships, chances are that one or both partners will experience the death of a loved one; knowing how to support one another as best as possible is invaluable. So I spoke to Megan Devine, psychotherapist and author of It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand, about how to support your partner through grief.

Read the whole interview at the link.
...people feel like, “If I’m not cheering them up, what am I supposed to do? Let them be sad?” Well, one, yes. But two, it’s not that you do nothing—it’s that everything you do is in service of making things gentler for that person. Click To Tweet

How about you? Have you and a partner talked to each other about how to best help one another in grief? Let us know in the comments.

Want to get involved with conversations about any and all things grief-related, and get to see videos, comics, and animations before anyone else? My patrons get the first look at everything we create AND get to vote on which topics get covered! And more! Join the Grief Revolution at