How Do I Comfort My Daughter Who Has Had a Miscarriage

Today we have an important question from an anonymous reader.  She writes:

My daughter has had a miscarriage after trying for over a year to conceive her first child. She was 11 weeks and is totally devastated.

 

Dear Caring Mother,

I am sorry for you and your daughter during this difficult time. A miscarriage is a devastating loss and unfortunately one that is often underestimated.

I am glad your daughter has somebody in her life who will be able to provide support and comforting words.

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In Lieu of Flowers: What is the Appropriate Amount of Money to Donate?

Today we have a question from Gina.  She writes:

The person who passed away is the owner of a company that my company deals with. Since I’ve gotten to know him and the family I consider them friends. So, what would be the proper donation amount?

Dear Gina,
There really is no specified amount, it is entirely up to you how much money you’d like to donate.

In most cases the family is given a list of the names of individuals who made donations to the selected charity, but the dollar amount is not revealed.

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Sending a Sympathy Card to Just One Family Member?

Our Sympathy Q&A question is by Linda Haines from Silverdale, Washington.  She writes:

My uncle who is remarried, lost his adult son recently to cancer.
I think we should send a sympathy card to my uncle personally, since he is the one who we are so close to and is feeling the grief much more than his wife.
But on the other hand, we don’t want to slight her.
Should we send the card to Mr. & Mrs.? or just Mr.
We looked all over your site for this question, but could not find anything.
Thanks for any help you can give.
L. Haines

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