Aug 21, 2015 - 12:28 PM
Give him opportunities to share his feelings. It usually does not help to try to force one to acknowledge that someone may die. I have found that it helps to encourage reminiscing about their time together. Also, a spiritual counselor may help, if he is religious.
If there are some decisions that need to be made, such as funeral decisions, you could encourage that he think about those decisions, ‘just incase’.
If he isn’t able reach acceptance of his wife’s death before it happens, just be there for him. Also be sure to support him after her death, especially at times which may have been special times for them.
Keep him busy and involved.