One of my closest friends is going through a tough time....here is the background story; she and her son's father were basically high school sweethearts...they have been together 10 years and have a four year old son together. He was born when she was 25 weeks pregnant and spent the first 4 months of his life in the NICU.
Last June my friends boyfriend left her....he told her he was no longer happy with her and couldn't pretend anymore. She was crushed, but has worked through it.
He began dating another woman, moved in with her, got her pregnant, and just married her. Their daughter was born Friday night.
My friend is obviously having a hard time with this, but is trying to be strong for her son, who is excited to be a big brother. She feels bad that her ex finally had the healthy baby and happy birth (and happy family) she couldn't give him.
She is also upset that these memories (the wedding and sibling) are first experiences he has given to their son, and she will never be able to give him those.
I am at a loss as to what I should say to her and how to help her, and was wondering if anyone had any advice about what I can say/do for her.