Support in grief

Hi my husband lost his dad and his sister, suddenly in the same week, just over a year ago. He is really struggling and has completely shut down and emotionally withdrawn from me. We have been married for 18 years and together 20 years but he would rather end the marriage rather than seek help. I don’t know what to do?

Hello @SammiA ,

Thank you for bravely reaching out. I’m so sorry for your husband’s loss.

When it comes to something as tough as grief, it can be hard to know what to say or do that might help someone you love. Our Grief Kind campaign has lots of resources that can help. You can:

  • Watch our Grief Kind classes. Our Grief Kind classes are five short video tutorials in which Sue Ryder bereavement experts talk you through what grief is like and how you can support others who are grieving
  • Listen to our Grief Kind podcasts. Our Grief Kind podcasts are hosted by author, journalist and Sue Ryder ambassador, Clover Stroud. She speaks with celebrities about their personal experiences of bereavement and the support which helped them most when coping with their grief.
  • Read our guide on supporting someone else who has been bereaved.

I hope that you find these resources helpful. Please take good care of yourself, too - the community is here for you.