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How do you console a grieving person?

  1. alexandriaruthk profile image72
    alexandriaruthkposted 5 years ago

    How do you console a grieving person?

    Whether it is a friend, relative or acquaintance, how do you show your support when they are grieving?

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    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Just let them know you are there for them. Let them do the talking. They will speak about it when they are ready. Just try and give kind, consoling answers. Also feel free to hug them if that is what they need.

  3. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Grief is something that needs to be felt so the person can move on.  The only thing you can do as a supportive friend or family member is to listen and be there for them.  There may be times when they want to talk, relive memories etc.  If you are willing to listen and be understanding, it may be very comforting for the grieving person.

  4. Attikos profile image80
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    Just watch over him. Beyond telling him you care, take him food and make sure he actually eats something. If his clothes become dirty, see if he'll let you do some laundry. Avoid making him dependent on you, but drop by now and then to see how he's getting along, and do exactly that: see how he's getting along, and help where you see he needs it. Other than that, give him space and time. Everyone has to get through grief in his own way, and what he needs during the journey is both knowing he isn't alone, and a little help in the basics of life he otherwise might neglect. There isn't anything more you can do.

  5. Pamela99 profile image87
    Pamela99posted 5 years ago

    I just posted a hub about this very topic over the weekend.
    http://pamela99.hubpages.com/hub/Loss-o … e-Bereaved

  6. connorj profile image76
    connorjposted 5 years ago

    Be with them, comfort them and teach them something along these lines... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-3U52Tc … embedded#!