It is a profound event in the lives of people to lose a loved one. People express their sorrow in many ways such as outpouring the emotion and the grieving process is private. There are many ways in which you can reach out a grieving person and support the affected ones throughout the period. The ways can be verbal and non-verbal.
During the heightened emotions and levels of relationships, you might feel uncomfortable to talk about the death directly. This could be a difficult topic to reach conversationally. The openness that is presented to a person who is grieving creates a possibility to acknowledge and dialogue about the loss and their emotions. There are some suggestions to handle this talk and it includes addressing the loss, showing your concern, offering support, asking how the person feels and being ready to listen.
The grieving process varies from one person to another. Offering a hug or an ear to listen is a wonderful way to show that you are there for the person. You should acknowledge his or her feelings and let the person express freely. Refrain from the judgments and create a space to share freely. You can express your support for the person with a touch, hug, or eye contact.
The person who has experienced the loss of a loved one has to overcome the task of adjusting to his or her absence all through the life. From the initial arrangements to cleaning, cooking, financial arrangements as well as documentation, there can be many tedious tasks to handle. You need to take the time to think about the various things that you can do to support the already grieving person. In case you are going to a store, ask what the person needs. When preparing dinner, give the person a meal as a support. Contact the person on a regular basis and establish a consistency in his or her life.