Tuesday, February 19, 2013
How to Help a Grieving Friend or Acquaintance
As a part of my closing thoughts, I wanted to include a list of things anyone can do to help someone who has suffered a tragic loss. So many people asked me what they could do for others they knew in similar situations, and I emailed one friend this list and she suggested I publish it here. I must preface it by saying everyone grieves differently, and people at different stages in the grief process would need help in different ways- but I think this is still a good starting point. This was again, taken from an email I wrote a friend just off the top of my head. I hope it might be useful to anyone who still reads this blog and wants to be of comfort to others. No one who is grieving should expect all of the below from any one person or friend. But in true humility- will accept any help offered at all and get what she/he needs from various sources. What follows is the list from my email.