What can I do?
My partner recently discovered his family member had committed suicide. None of his family were there to witness this. I was present but didn’t see much as my partner sent me away as soon as he saw.
We have just got to a good spot after having a baby and dealing with him having cancer and going through chemo.
Now we have this.
How can I help him? His work has given him a week paid leave and has offered him over the phone councilling. He has had one phone call with them and is due for another in a week.
He is very open and honest with me. But I don’t know how to help. He hasn’t slept in days. He keeps saying that he cannot get the images or his family members face out of his mind. He wants to know why and he won’t move on until he does. He hasn’t cried yet though.
We are surrounded by support and love from both our families. And obviously I have told him that I am here for him in any way and he is aware of that.
But what else can I do. I feel useless