Craig Thompson, over at Clearing Customs, has a helpful article with “Eleven Tips for Helping Someone with Cross-Cultural Transition Loss.” It’s worth passing along to those you know who have made or will make a cross-cultural move. Here are a few of his suggestions:
Remember that grieving is a long process.
Don’t minimize the loss.
Give advice cautiously.
Help your [friend] create new traditions/rituals/activities.
He also give a number of links and resource suggestions that some may want to check out.
His advice will help minimize the pain of those “thousand cuts.”