When my dad died, Grief Coach helped me have open conversations with my husband

Sarah Khatau was only 25 when her Dad died. She felt as though her life had been turned upside down. "I didn't know what to do," Sarah shared with me. "I didn't know how to handle my emotions. I was broken and trying to grieve."

Sarah came across Grief Coach on Instagram, and immediately signed up. For the last year she's been receiving our texts every few days, with messages especially curated for the loss of her Dad. Grief Coach subscriptions also include year-long texts for friends and family who want to help. Sarah added her husband to her subscription, and right away he started receiving texts too, with tips and reminders for how he could support her.

Earlier this month I received this note from Sarah, that captures exactly why I created Grief Coach.

Sarah and her Dad

"Grief Coach has helped me tremendously. When my texts started I felt a sense of comfort right away. I was also able to add my husband to the service so that he could better understand what I was going through and how to help me. We were able to have open conversations about grief. I realized that I wasn't in this alone, and that all of my feelings were valid. When other people forgot that I was grieving, Grief Coach helped me understand this journey I'm on, and that it was okay to be feeling all the emotions I was feeling. Receiving articles and videos was also so helpful, especially because grief isn't widely talked about. I am thankful a service like this exists. Grief Coach has really helped me in my journey."

I'm so grateful when subscribers like Sarah take the time to share their feedback, and am glad that our texts for both her and her husband have helped to make her journey a little lighter this year.

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