I am not sure if I should post this, here, exactly, but I think it could, possibly, help some other people, so I will ask my question.
My 91 year old father, for whom I was care taking for the past two years, passed away on March 5, 2019. I have a pretty basic question - I feel. A REALLY!! dear friend of mine, whom I have not seen in some time, came to my father's funeral. I was very, very touched. This woman is, most certainly, the best friend I ever had for a certain period of my life while we were in the same state together, and, in many respects, she remains overall the very best friend I have ever had in my whole life. Since my father's death, I have been hurting, which is normal, I understand, and I have been isolating myself, which I know is a problem. I am smart enough to be aware of these issues, and I am not writing here, as a plea for sympathy, or as a "woe is me" pity party.
My question is about friendship, in the face of grief. You see, I have not heard from my friend since my father's death, and I am deeply hurt. Can the group help me out? Should I tell my friend, directly, that I am hurt that she has not reached out to contact me? Or should I, simply, contact her and concentrate on renewing our friendship the best way that we can, going forward? Thank you for any feedback. I really appreciate it.