4 Tips to help a Friend through the Grieving Process

By: David Tindall
Monday, December 4, 2017

Grief can be all-consuming and have an impact on every aspect of a person’s life. It’s not easy to watch a person you care about and love go through this process. Most people don’t know how to help and make mistakes that do more harm than good. Here are some tips and recommendations that can help a person go through the grieving process:

1. Consider their way of grieving

Different people react differently to grief. Some people need companionship and a shoulder to cry on while others want to be alone and process their grief privately. It’s important to consider what the grieving person wants so if they want their space or need your company, react accordingly.

2. Listen

Some grieving individuals just need someone to talk to, someone to share memories of their loved ones with. The best thing you can do is listen to what they have to share and keep yourself open to dialogue. Sharing memories will slowly help them heal as they will focus on the good memories and happiness surrounding them.

3. Let them take their time

People can’t rush through their grieving process and most never fully recover from the loss. Even years down the line, something will trigger a person and they’ll experience grief once again. All types of grieving are important so it’s important to let the individual recover at his/her own pace instead of rushing them through the process.

4. Keep a lookout for warning signs

Always keep a lookout for warning signs like lack of eating, drinking, or sleeping. It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on signs for depression because these can quickly spiral out of control.

Contact us at Tindall Funeral Home through our online form or call (315) 468-5521 if you want to know about our funeral services and need advice on different services. 

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