In an Instagram post, Vanessa Bryant spoke to the public for the first time since her husband Kobe’s and daughter Gianna’s sudden death in a helicopter crash, writing that “there aren’t enough words to describe our pain right now.”
She wrote that a fund has been set up for the families affected by this loss, and asked for “respect and privacy” while she and her family “navigate this new reality.”
When someone in your life experiences unexpected and significant loss, it can feel like there’s nothing you can do -- like anything you say feels wrong, but saying nothing is worse. So what do you do?
If you’ve suddenly lost a spouse or child, what approach did you find helpful? What words or actions helped you, and which didn’t? Call us at 866-893-5722.
Cheri McDonald (LMFT, PhD), therapist who specializes in trauma recovery, based in Westlake Village