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Helping That Grieving Friend

Published: April 11, 2022
by Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel
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Have you ever gone through a hard time in your life and you had a friend who was there for you every step of the way? You want to be that kind of friend! When you have someone in your life going through a hard time, like when their loved one dies and they are having cremation services in Seattle, WA for them, you want to support them through the grieving process. Here are a few things you can do to help your friend in all the right ways.

Be There When They Need A Listening Ear

One of the nicest (and easiest!) things you can do for your friend is just be there for them as a listening ear. When they need to talk, let them. Let them know that they can come for you when they need to vent their emotions and want a shoulder to cry on. Also let them know that you are there for them when they need to get away from the plans. If there’s a time when they want to get away from it and chat about something else, you can be there for that as well.

Offer Specific Kinds Of Help

Your friend may not know what they need and they probably have a lot of people telling them to let them know if they need something. Instead of laying that on them, offer specific help. Tell them you are going to the store tomorrow and ask if they need you to get anything for them. Ask them if they have any family coming into town that need a place to stay or a ride from the airport. There are tons of things you might do, so be specific about what you’d like to offer.

Put Together A Care Package

There are lots of different things you can put into a care package to give to your friend. Put in some foods they can snack on, a weighted blanket that might help them sleep, some relaxing bubble bath, and a book by an author they like. You are trying to get them through this hard time and care for them. Consider unique items for the package to make it the most meaningful. 

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Attend The Memorial Service

You may not have known your friend’s loved one, and that’s okay. You can still attend the memorial service, if it’s open to the public and, in fact, it might mean even more to them if they know you are there just for them. Make sure you talk to them at the service and let them know that you are sorry for their loss and there when you need them.

There are lots of other things you can do to support the bereaved around cremation services in Seattle, WA. If you need advice on other things you might want to do, contact the funeral home holding the services and they can help you come up with ideas and options that are suitable for your friend and the situation as a whole.

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