Helping a Coworker who lost a daughter.
A coworker recently lost her daughter in a car accident. The two of them were unusually close, even by mother/daughter standards. Her girl was becoming a young woman, about to go off to college and now she's gone.
How can I best support her? She is my closest work friend, but very reserved by nature. It is difficult to know how to talk to her, especially since our relationship is strictly within work and I think part of how she's "getting by" is by focusing on work and not thinking too much.
Right now, I am doing my best to be kind without making too big a deal out of being kind, if you follow me. But I would appreciate further advice.