When Mamí Grieves Different Than You
20 min

Erika’s mom has always been a huge support for Erika and her sisters. But when Erika’s grandmother passed away in the Dominican Republic amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Erika wanted to support her during this difficult time. Figuring out what her mom needed—and didn’t—turned into a delicate dance of giving and receiving, for both of them. And a grief counselor implodes some myths about grief while offering practical advice on how to best help loved ones.

Our expert on this episode is Alica Forneret,  a facilitator, writer and Grief Guide . Alica creates spaces for people to explore their grief and is  committed to making sure that we have more conversations about grief, death, and dying—whether  at home, at work, or with strangers on the bus. 

You can visit Alica's website here. If you loved this episode, be sure to check out When's the Time to Write a Will? and Struggling to Become More than a Dutiful Daughter.

We’d love to hear your stories of triumph and frustration so send us a detailed voice memo to hello@talktomamipapi.com. You might be on a future episode!

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