Ashley Davis Bush, in a post on HuffPost Healthy Living, outlines "seven principles ... on grief intelligence":
1. Grief is a normal reaction.
2. Grief is hard work.
3. Grief doesn't offer closure.
4. Grief is lifelong.
5. Grievers need to stay connected to the deceased.
6. Grievers are changed forever.
7. Grievers can choose transcendence.
Laura McMullen of U.S.News & World Report offers "7 Ways to Help a Loved One Grieve," which features advice from a handful of renowned grief experts, including Ken Doka, Marty Tousley, and Robert Neimeyer:
1. Open a line of communication.
2. Listen more than you talk.
3. Choose your words wisely.
4. Offer your help.
5. Say the deceased's name.
6. Check in weeks and months later.
7. Share memories.