How Can You Help A Friend As They Go Through The Stages Of Grief?

By: Brian K. Daly
Thursday, October 22, 2020

The death of any person that is dear to you isn’t easy to deal with mentally and emotionally. Processing your feelings towards such an extreme situation can get complicated. When it comes to helping close ones deal with their loss, people are often concerned about how to comfort them in such sensitive situations.

We at Ocean County Cremation, understand your plight. Here are some dos and don’ts while supporting a dear one through their grief:

1. Be Patient

Mourning for close family isn’t a definite process. Everyone copes with the situation differently. Some people are psychologically stronger while others need more time to grieve their loved ones. It is vital that you be patient with your friend and support them through the process until the end.

2. Encourage Them To Vent

Venting is a great way to understand one’s own state of mind. This can make the person going through loss, come to terms with the situation in a better way. It can also help them channelize their sorrow positively by reminiscing about their loved ones and celebrating their lives. Through this, you can also ensure whether your friend has accepted their loss. Being a patient listener is required here as well.

3. Offer Distractions

Distracting a person from the situation can help them get the burden off their shoulders. Doing things that they enjoyed doing with their loved ones can also bring out happy memories. Watching a movie, listening to music, or engaging in creative arts are some of the things that can make them feel calmer. You can also encourage them to dedicate art to their loved ones.

We hope this gives you a better understanding of how to support your friends during their loss.  We at Ocean County Cremation, provide assistance on all funeral-related services. To book an appointment or for more information about any funeral related queries contact our team.

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