How to Help Someone Who Is Grieving?

Written by: Harmandeep Kaur Grewal – MA

Last updated date : March 30, 2022

Table of Contents
Article title – Low self esteem
  1. Chapter 1
  2. Chapter 2
  3. Chapter 3
  4. Chapter 4
  5. Chapter 5
  6. Chapter 6
  7. Chapter 7
  8. Chapter 8

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When my father passed away due to a heart ailment then I and my family grieved for several years. It is not easy to accept the death of a loved one. People used to say, ‘ I can’t imagine, your father is not more,’ or ‘ I still can’t believe it.’ I have helped my friends who were in grief in past. People ask, how to help someone who is grieving? The answer is not straightforward. My grief like any other person’s grief subdued after time passed. Moreover, another question that comes to mind is how to help someone grieving?

 

 

Additionally, many people just like myself are not trained to help other people in getting out of grief. You can visit a therapist or a doctor. Also, it will make the entire process quick. But, normally, if you have the support of loved ones then you recover fast. Do not worry. Likewise, it is normal to be sad at the death of a close relative. But, if your grief period does not end for many years then you can take help.

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Chapter 1:

How to Help Someone Who Is Grieving?

How to help someone who is grieving? You can use words of encouragement. Also, you can just listen to the person.

 

 

  • Firstly, if you want to help a friend who lost a parent then you should not hesitate. Moreover, just be yourself. You can trust yourself. If you are sincere in showing care then your friend will trust you. Moreover, just being there with a grieving friend is a sign that you care for her. Also, you should believe in yourself.
  • Secondly, you should empathize with your friend. Sometimes, people who cry a lot lose friends after a while. You should understand that some people by nature are sensitive. You can give some space to your friend and check on her well-being.
  • Thirdly, I have seen many relatives who rarely visit us after the death of my father. If you care then you need to visit the grieving family after the funeral. SO, it will show your sincerity.
  • Next of all, do not go into right or wrong ways to help your friend. You can just be physically present or provide some financial help. For instance, your neighbor who is 80 years old lost his wife. Accordingly, you visit him occasionally with food. Therefore, you are showing your care for the person.
  • Finally, you should not get upset if the grieving person gets angry or emotional. Moreover, people in grief will show different emotions. For instance, my Aunt when she visited us cried loudly, blaming the heavens and God for the misfortune.
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Chapter 2:

Helping Someone Grieving?

How to help someone who is grieving? You can use words of encouragement. Also, you can just listen to the person.

 

 

  • You can be a good listener. If your friend repeats her story to you then you can listen with patience. Just being there and listening is enough sometimes.
  • Moreover, if you are not sure then avoid giving advice. Furthermore, people who are grieving are going through mood swings. They may be happy now then they become sad. Also, it is possible that such kind of a person will get upset when you say something.
  • Also, do not try to explain the scenario. Because you could not get the pain that your friend suffers from.
  • Furthermore, you can remain connected to your friend after the loss. Moreover, if you lose touch then it will show that you were not sincere about your friend.
  • Additionally, you can ask if your friend needed anything. You can provide food and other necessary things. Also, provide thoughtful gestures. For instance, if you try to give money to your prideful friend then it could backfire. So, you need to think before acting.
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Chapter 3:

Stages of Grief Period

How to help someone who is grieving? You can use words of encouragement. Also, you can just listen to the person.

 

 

  • the First stage in the grief period is denial. You will not be able to accept that loss has occurred. This is the time when you are most vulnerable. Moreover, you should have your family members with you.
  • Secondly, when you realize that the person is not coming back then you get angry. Your emotions should not go out of control. People need care and observation during this time. Also, if you are angry then you can wrongfully direct the anger at other people.
  • Thirdly, when you are calm and relaxed then you will learn to bargain. You will understand that the person is not coming back. SO you get up and change yourself. Also, you are better than before.
  • Next of all, many people may fall victim to depression. If you are vulnerable then you can get depressed. Moreover, if you have a family history of depression then you may get it. So, you should get help when necessary. Moreover, do not escape or avoid the normal tasks of life.
  • Finally, if you have come out of the sadness period then there is an acceptance that loss is permanent. You cannot do anything to bring back the person. So, it is a smart decision to accept reality. Moreover, you can get back to normal after accepting reality.

 

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Chapter 4:

Getting Help

How to help someone who is grieving? You can use words of encouragement. Also, you can just listen to the person. Some people come out of their grief period d after a few weeks or months. In contrast, some people take years to come to accept the truth. These people are the most vulnerable. They just do not want to accept that their loved one has left them. You will not understand the grief of another person. Because everyone is different. You can give some time to your use and then check the results. You may need help if you are having trouble getting back to normal. Moreover, You are trying but not being successful at it. Also, you have become dependent on others for simple tasks. If you want to recover fast you need to exercise daily. Moreover, you have thoughts of harming yourself or taking your life. You can talk to a friend or a relative about your thoughts. It is very important that you share your pain. By sharing you can desensitize yourself. Also, you can go for a walk. Talk to people. And join a support group. Also, you can learn some hobbies to pass your time. Try to not stay free and keep yourself busy with different things. For more information, you can click “Courses” in the navigation bar and check out our self-paced online courses. The course titled “Chronic Pain” will provide you with more information on the current topic.
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