#68 Thursday Thoughts: What Advice Would You Give To Someone Trying to Support Someone Who Grieves?

I would love to know what you think, as I’m hoping to write a post giving all the advice I have collected over our various platforms!

Thank you so much for taking part in the conversation of support this month.

Evee xx

5 thoughts on “#68 Thursday Thoughts: What Advice Would You Give To Someone Trying to Support Someone Who Grieves?

  1. I would say, sit and collect your thoughts. Remember who you are trying to think about and think of the good times, the love and the memories. TAKE YOUR TIME. Grieving is very personal and can take a while. After a time, when you feel comfortable, try to move on. Most important though, remember that no one who we love ever leaves us. They are always there in our hearts and in our minds.

  2. Your openness to others’ ideas is refreshing. Most of all, I would encourage them to consider how they might introduce Jesus into the conversation with the bereaved. There is a comfort only the Holy Ghost can give, and we are less when we do not access His grace. Simply being available to listen, not advise, as each person must find The God Who Is as He leads THEM, and it usually will not occur in the same way as it did with me (you). Every person Jesus healed in the New Testament stories was healed with different “methods.” and in the same way, there are no methods for dealing with grief. Just be there for the bereaved.
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

  3. Hmm, I guess I’d say let the griever grieve. Not to extremes, if it’s possible to help with those (or to defer and contact specialists). Allow oneself to listen to whatever, which can be a form of unconditional regard. Offer things, if you have been active with this person or want to be, small things to do that might be opportunities for talk or opportunities to taste more normal life again. A cup of coffee somewhere (or at home), a drive, a visit to an easy something such as a local fair or exhibit. Be ready to be easy. Be ready when it’s hard–there might be hard words to hear, maybe over a late-night conversation. Most likely, the hard or harsh things will not be directed actually at you. Be ready not to take everything to heart, especially the negative and helpless-sounding. It’s not a helpless situation. You’re offering help.

    Does this help?

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