Helping a Grieving Loved One Cope

May 10, 2015
In times of grief, having people around to care and offer support can make a great difference. Here are some pointers on showing your support for a grieving loved one:
  • Often, a bereaved feels isolated and alone in his or her grief, but having someone to lean on can help him or her through the grieving process. So, don’t let discomfort prevent you from reaching out to someone grieving.
  • Understand that there is no right or wrong way to grieve. It involves extreme emotions and behaviors, and that there is no timetable for the process.
  • In helping a grieving loved one, learn to listen with compassion, encourage him to talk about his feelings, and avoid comments that may make the person uncomfortable.
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