10 dos and donts when helping a grieving friend
Last Updated : GMT 12:45:25
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Last Updated : GMT 12:45:25
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

10 do's and don'ts when helping a grieving friend

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Emiratesvoice, emirates voice 10 do's and don'ts when helping a grieving friend

Grief can be overwhelming
New York - Arab Today

Watching a friend go through the initial phases of grief can be overwhelming. Want to help them? It can be difficult to navigate through this process and know what to do and what not to do. There are no roadmaps that clearly define how to support them in the depths of their grief. The fear of saying or doing the “wrong” thing often causes avoidant behavior. Learn to override fear by staying in the moment, leaving projections behind and finding a balance between helping and intruding.

Here are 10 Do’s and Don’ts to Help a Friend Who is Grieving:

Don’ts:

1.    Don’t compare grieving. People tend to want to connect with others through telling their own stories of woe. It may be seen as rude or self-centered to compare the supportive friend’s prior grieving experience to the friend who is grieving.

2.    Don’t tell them to “get over it”. Everyone mourns in his or her own time and this should be respected.

3.    Don’t suggest that they need to have different feelings. There is no wrong way to grieve. Telling a friend that they shouldn’t feel a certain way can conjure up feelings of doubt and shame.

4.    Don’t be solution focused. Instead, just be with them. They will find their path in time.

5.    Don’t avoid them. Grief is not something you “catch” and the absence of a friend can feel like alienation to the grieving.

Do’s:

1.    Be a good listener. Sometimes a friend just needs to be heard without any “solution”.

2.    Help a friend memorialize the death of their loved one. Planting a tree, dedicating a plaque on their favorite park bench, or holding a candlelit vigil are some ways to memorialize a loved one.

3.    Help out with the everyday chores. Ask what is needed rather than to assume the help they need. While in the throes of grief, it may be difficult for the mourning to keep up with the lawn, walking the dog, cooking, cleaning, shoveling the snow, etc. Be supportive in the little things can be a big relief.
 
4.    Write a note or card and mail it. Yes, snail mail is an intimate way to connect to a friend who may be feeling alone and scared.

5.    Understand that people change when they are dealing with loss. Nathan believes that it is important to understand the emotional imbalances that can occur when someone is in an active state of mourning: “At times their emotions may be chaotic and uncharacteristic of how you know them. Remember that they are trying to find their way and the path to healing takes time.

Don’t take their inconsistent emotional responses to you personally!”
Source: PRWEB

 

GMT 14:53 2017 Monday ,06 March

5 tips for maintaining fresh

GMT 15:14 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Skin care for your wedding day

GMT 11:25 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Don’t lose yourself in a happy relationship

GMT 07:56 2017 Thursday ,09 February

Get glowing skin at home

GMT 09:02 2017 Wednesday ,08 February

Could going meat-free help you lose weight?
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

10 dos and donts when helping a grieving friend 10 dos and donts when helping a grieving friend

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

10 dos and donts when helping a grieving friend 10 dos and donts when helping a grieving friend

 



Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017

GMT 08:36 2018 Monday ,22 January

Skincare PR Performance Full Year 2017
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way

GMT 10:28 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

New hunt for flight MH370 gets under way
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 12:12 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Five Saudi women pilots granted GACA licences

GMT 15:04 2018 Thursday ,30 August

Five Saudi women pilots granted GACA licences
Emiratesvoice, emirates voice Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 10:11 2018 Wednesday ,24 January

Turkey detains dozens more

GMT 11:22 2018 Tuesday ,23 January

to 'eternal style' of late Alaia

GMT 10:19 2017 Wednesday ,01 February

Australian gov't cuts funding

GMT 16:12 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Beachgoers warned, rough sea forecast in UAE

GMT 14:10 2018 Wednesday ,29 August

Between forming a cabinet and collapse in Lebanon

GMT 01:39 2011 Monday ,28 November

Hilary Duff Gorgeous in Casual outfit

GMT 05:14 2011 Sunday ,17 July

Samsung seeks US import ban on Osram

GMT 16:40 2012 Saturday ,07 January

Move over Cirque du Soleil

GMT 17:20 2017 Tuesday ,21 March

Fear and hunger grip Iraqis in west Mosul

GMT 21:49 2014 Wednesday ,10 December

Canada will only curb oil sector emissions when US does

GMT 05:18 2015 Tuesday ,10 February

Amr Diab to become Western Union ambassador

GMT 08:35 2017 Saturday ,04 March

Verdasco salutes Murray's '700 lives'

GMT 07:49 2016 Wednesday ,18 May

Crisis for South Korea shipbuilders

GMT 09:24 2018 Thursday ,04 January

A Saudi view on the future of oil

GMT 08:13 2018 Wednesday ,03 January

Puel to ask Mahrez to clarify future
 
 Emirates Voice Facebook,emirates voice facebook  Emirates Voice Twitter,emirates voice twitter Emirates Voice Rss,emirates voice rss  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube  Emirates Voice Youtube,emirates voice youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

emiratesvoieen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen emiratesvoiceen
emiratesvoice emiratesvoice emiratesvoice
emiratesvoice
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice, Emiratesvoice