Listen and validate their feelings. Let them know you care and are there to support them.
Encourage them to express their feelings and to talk about the person they lost.
Help them create a memorial or tribute to their lost loved one.
Spend quality time together, even if it’s just talking or having a cup of tea.
Show them you’re available if they need to talk, even if it’s late at night.
Provide practical help such as running errands or helping to complete necessary paperwork.
Offer your help to organize a funeral or memorial service.
Learn about the grieving process and how they may be feeling.
Respect their need for space and privacy.
Share fond memories of the deceased.
Help them to make decisions that need to be made during this time.
Suggest activities that may help them cope, such as writing, drawing, or another form of art.
Give them time to grieve. Don’t pressure them to move on too quickly.
Remind them of the support that’s available to them.
Encourage them to take care of their physical health, such as getting enough rest and eating healthy.
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