How to talk about (deceased name)

People often tell us that sometimes their friends don’t tend to mention the name of the person who has died. This is usually because your friends are trying to protect you and don’t want to upset you. However, you might be feeling the exact opposite! You might want to talk about your loved one. So how can you change this situation? Try introducing their name into normal conversation e.g. maybe refer to a favourite holiday – ‘Can you remember our holiday in Spain when (deceased name) was trying to order a meal in Spanish and ended up with an octopus? It doesn’t really matter what you say, but you are giving your friends permission to talk about your loved one.