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Last week my friend's and colleague's grandmother died and she was terribly upset about that. She went to the funeral and currently is still there. She was sitting online for hours (I was doing some work till late, like 2 pm and had IM running in invisible, because she disconnected whenever I came visible), so I texted her and asked to meet her when she comes back from the funeral and the only answer I got was "I don't want to do anything". I tried to talk to her, ask how she's feeling and she quickly went silent.
We didn't chat for few days and this evening I informed her that I had done the work, we both had to do, alone and sent it to our boss and after that we had more or less usuall chat, however I still doubt that she feels okay (and I don't think she is. I know the impact of relative's death doesn't vanish in a week).
I have read some psychology tips online, but they seem somewhat.. too impersonal and template-like, so I thought it wouldn't hurt asking here for some advice too. So, I ask you to share your stories/tips on what to do/say and what not when talking with a mourning person?
TL;DR: How do I comfort someone whose close relative died?
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So, here's the situation:
I have a pretty good job, just about top of my field, and I make more money than I really need (married, wife also has a job, no kids by choice)
However, I'm burned out, and it's time to change careers.
Do I take the plunge and go back to school for 2-3 years or keep on keeping on and hope for the best? I have enough money to pay the tuition outright, but going from solidly upper middle class to basically unemployed is going to suck.
Oh, I'm also 30.