Just knowing you are there will help her, be in touch often, go & see her & invite her out. I too lost my gorgeous partner to suicide last month & am still completely in bits & am devastated but knowing people care does help. Perhaps suggest she writes on here, realising that this dreadful thing happens to others too can be a comfort. Her situation sounds exactly like mine, almost wondering if you are the dear friend who has helped me the most through this? If not I am sure we could be of support to each other, stay strong for her & please ask her to message me if she would like to, I know I would dearly love to hear from someone who truly understands how much pain you feel & how devastating suicide is. Take care X
I was in a similar situation a long time ago now, I was young with no children though.
I found the biggest help was someone who would listen to me go over the turmoil. I didn't want my mind taken off it, impossible. And after a few months when everyone else seems to think all is back to normal, please carry on listening because even if she has resumed normal life, her grief will still be there and it's likely most friends will expect her to have moved on.
Sounds like a tough job for a good friend.
most people won't want to bring it up or talk anymore.