How to Support a Grieving Friend

By: George Darte
Monday, February 15, 2021

It can be heartbreaking to watch a close friend grieve over the death of a loved one. You may be stressed and unsure about how to help them through this difficult time. There are several ways to be compassionate.

Some Ideas to Support your Friend

We at Darte Funeral Home, have seen how people support their grieving friends and here we look at some ways in which you can be there to support one:

  • It is important to identify what type of support the individual wants. Some people may need only the moral help you can provide them, whilst others will need you to manage certain funeral-related duties for them. Each person has a particular requirement so you have to understand their needs and to see if they are being met.
     
  • You should never make false promises to friends who are mourning. First, determine if it is in your capacity before you come up with an idea. Make sure you are willing to deliver the time that you have promised.
     
  • It is a commendable thing to help someone in distress. Be observant to decide what it is that your friend wants, and to assist him or her. If you feel like they need some time alone, do not disturb them. However, let them know that you are there for them if they need you.

These are just some of the things you can do. Know that every person is different, will react differently, and may need different types of support. You should be able to cater to those needs when they are grieving the death of someone close to them. If you want to know more about funeral services or need to book one, reach out to us at George Darte Funeral Home. You can call (905) 937-4444 or use our contact form.

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