Whether we like it or not we all need a helping hand & some consolation at some point in our lives. Here are 5 ways to help your loved ones while grieving or are just in the blues.
Offer practical support around the house
Offering practical help is a good way to go. When people are grieving, all the chores and tasks they do daily may seem really complicated. You can take this opportunity to step in and help out where it's needed most. A quality, nutritious meal is particularly important so look to local food suppliers like Gia’s Kitchen, The Kitchen in Woodstock, Uber Eats, or online grocery services for nutritious meals.
Be their voice during this difficult time
Offer to speak on their behalf during this difficult time. Whether it’s sharing the sad news about the deceased, speaking to doctors or making needed arrangements.
Give them space and allow them to be sad
Losing someone you love is not something you can get over in a few days. Allow the person grieving to be fully invested in their emotions. This can mean that you don’t contact them too often. Rather, allow them to process everything in their way. Everyone has their way of dealing with grief. The best thing you can do is just sit back and let them take it all in on their own.
Support them in the long run
When a friend or family member is grieving, everyone in that person’s life is willing to help out where they can. Therefore, it’s important to show your support even when your friend seems perfectly fine. So, when the check-up calls from family and friends stop happening, make sure you’re there to show the loving support your friend needs.
Do not try and make sense of everything
The best thing you can do is to keep beliefs to yourself. It doesn’t matter how comforting you may seem, it's best to keep quiet and listen.