Be there for the grieving person, lending your emotional support and a listening ear.
Allow them to express their feelings and thoughts without judgment or interruption.
Understand that everyone grieves differently, and there's no right or wrong way to grieve.
Avoid saying "I know how you feel" and instead express empathy by saying, "I can't imagine how difficult this is for you."
Inquire about specific ways you can assist them, whether it's running errands, cooking meals, or providing company.
Recognize when they need alone time or space to process their emotions and thoughts.
Encourage reminiscing about positive moments with the person they've lost, celebrating their life.
Offer information about grief support groups, therapists, or counseling services if they express interest.
Grief doesn't have a set timeline. Continue offering support and checking in on them over time.
Understand that there may be times when they prefer solitude or limited interaction, so respect their boundaries and preferences.