Since the loss of my daughter I have had trouble finding any peace and each day is a challenge.
People know of my loss and sincerely ask me what they can do to help. As I step back into my professional life I would like those I work with to understand that working is a healthy distraction and when I am in “work mode” it’s best for me/most healthy to focus on work.
So while I know that you mean well, and that you would do something to help, and would be open to chatting with me about this tragedy,…. at this time the best thing you can do for me while in a professional setting, is to allow me to focus on work, which means not bringing up my loss. If I feel a need to chat about it or feel the time is right I will bring it up.
I hope you understand. For now this is the best thing you can do to help me