Grief Support: What Can You Do to Comfort Someone Who Is Grieving?

Monday, January 18, 2021

Has someone you love recently lost someone important to them?

Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult things we can go through in life, and we all need some kind of support system to get us through our grief.

You may be wondering how you can help ease your loved one's pain. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to both comfort and support your loved one.

Here are some grief support ideas you can try with a loved one who recently lost someone.

Spend Time With Them

One of the best ways to comfort a loved one who lost someone is to make sure they know they're supported and they have people who care about them. Spending time with this person is the best way for them to know they are loved and for you to show them that they can come to you if they need anything.

Try to arrange a time to visit each day so your loved one has something to look forward to.

Help Them With Housework

As your loved one grieves, they may fall behind on housework. Doing simple things for them each week can make a huge difference in their world and help ease their stress.

Whether you're cooking a meal, shopping for groceries, or simply keeping your loved one on track with a simple routine, your presence in your loved one's life can bring a sense of normalcy to their world. 

Grief Support Groups

Something else you can do is encourage your loved one to join a grief support group where they can go to spend time with people in a similar situation. This will help them realize that they're not alone in their grief and even allow them to come up with ways to ease their pain.

You can find a support group for your loved one by searching "grief support groups near me." Try to find one that wouldn't be too out of the way for them or one you could transport your loved one to.

Recommend a Book

If your loved one is the type to immerse themselves in a book or turn to books for advice, you can either recommend or gift them a book on grief and loss

Books allow us to take our time and digest information at our own pace and also give us the option to skip around and find chapters that may resonate better with our personal situations. Just be sure the book you find contains information relevant to your loved one's situation.

Grief Support Ideas to Try

Now that you know a few grief support ideas, it's time to decide which would be best for your loved one. Try to get a sense of what you think your loved one needs and help them figure out a way to comfortably express what they're thinking and feeling.

If you're in the Pottstown, PA area, we can help you plan for a funeral.

Since 1905, families in the Greater Pottstown area have turned to the independent, family-owned Schumacher and Benner Funeral Home & Crematory to meet their funeral needs with professionalism and sensitivity.  

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