Acknowledge that friendships won’t always survive
Clark said some friendships can’t survive the loss. Not only will the parents of the baby change, but they may not be able to give anything to the friendship for a while. “Recognize that you may be a friend that can stay through this season of her life, and maybe you cannot,” Clark said. Just be comfortable with what you decide, and know that the grieving parent will not be able to keep the friendship alive. If you show up, then do so without expecting her to be the same person she once was, or even contribute any wonderful dialogue.