We don't like to speak about grief. It makes us uncomfortable.
Some think it's being a Debbie Downer, and avoid being around "it".
Grief is all around us.....and yet we are not given lessons on how to support anyone that is mourning.
The following article gives many ways to support a griever, from the early days and after some time has passed.
Acknowledge the grief and their loved one, even if you are uncomfortable. Let them know you see them, and if you are able, let them know you will walk along side them on their journey.