Re: need advice on how to cope with relatives after a loss
Stand close to your mother, and hold her hand throughout. Be her strong back, and anything these women say or do will be less awful for her. Remember, too, that she has has them all her life so it is not as if they are going to suddenly shock her with their issues. Don't explain your mother to these witches - she is who she is and has every right to be, and doesn't need defending for it. Let them have their drama fest, one day you and your mom will chuckle over it. Sera.