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    10 Tips To Help Families Deal With Loss

    Grief is a journey that is endured after the loss of a loved one. It’s easy to become overwhelmed as you work through the phases and tasks of grief so it’s important to remember to help families deal with it.

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    Below is 10 tips to help families deal with loss.

    Keep the Faith: Remember them that intense grief doesn’t last forever. Help the family keep the faith that one day they heal and be whole again.

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    Have Fun: People won’t allow themselves to have any fun after a loss. They feel like dishonouring the memory of their loved one. A great way to make them have fun is to surround them with children or animals.

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    Help them stay a family: Everyone in the  family will carry the loss in their hearts for the rest of their lives. Help them create a family tradition that will help them remember the good memories they had together.

    Read Also: 10 Tips To Deal With Death Of A Partner

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    Send something: Send them things. They will appreciate it. Home cooked meals, Remembrance items, Food and home staples and Thoughtful cards and letters.

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    Help out: Help out around the house. Help them with laundry and help prepare meals for them so they do not worry about having to feed themselves.

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    Be Comfortable With Silence: Sometimes there truly are no words, so don’t feel like you have to fill the silence while they grieve.

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    Be gentle: There is no specific timeframe in place for families to accept their loss and move on from grieving. Don’t judge them for not doing better or taking too long.

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    Find them a Support Group: Find the family a support group. This adds a layer of support for them. They can also really talk about their feelings.

    Read Also: 7 Fun Exercises Family Can Do Together

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    Be A Stress Reliever: If families do not know what will help, you can offer ideas that may provide some sort of relief, such a long hug, a back massage or a good laugh.

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    Be A Spokesperson: Following the loss of a loved one, multiple people reach out to those in mourning. It can also be extremely overwhelming. Families would appreciate you if you take on the role of spokesperson.

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