How would you encourage someone that is grieving?

  1. Dviews profile image60
    Dviewsposted 7 years ago

    How would you encourage someone that is grieving?

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    Pachuca213posted 7 years ago

    The first mistake in encouraging one who is grieving is encouraging them at all. Encouragement is not something they want to hear at that time. They want someone to sit with them and be quiet, listen to them, be a shoulder to cry on, an open ear to hear their thoughts. We should never press or push our opinions (aka "things happen for a reason" or "it was their time") or religious beliefs on them ( aka "He is in a better place")whatever people say at the time of someone's death either. Because they may not share the same beliefs and they will go from sad to mad in 1.5 seconds.  Just letting them know you are there for them and that you love them is all you need to do....BE THERE FOR THEM~ Plain and simple. - JJ

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    NorthEast Timberposted 6 years ago

    I totally agree with Pachuca213.  Ask them what they need, be honest and sincere if they ask you questions.  And don't just listen, hear.