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How to Support a Grieving Widow

Many times, when a person you know passes on, there is a possibility that you will attend their funeral maybe with some reluctance or just because you feel like it is your duty. It is important for you to ask yourself what happens after the burial is over. In most cases, you find that comfort is offered to the remaining people for just a few days and people get on with their normal lives. You do not continue living as usual because of being cruel, but it is because life just goes on and you get back to the daily activities. The daily routine you continue with makes you forget about the people who are still mourning. It is important for you to understand the things that you can do to help a widow who is grieving and some of them have been provided herein.

There are times when people say things to widows who are mourning that are not helpful at all. Some people may tell the widow that the death happened just as the will of God, others that the widow is a very strong person while some others tell them that things will get easier with time. Such things are not helpful because there is no person who would want to hear that it is God who made their husband die. Even if there is some truth with the fact that the husband who has passed on is in a better place, the widow is going through a loss. You may find some widows who do not cry on the burial day and that might be because they may be having a shock because of all that they might be going through.

The widow is definitely feeling a lot of pain and having no strength. During the early stages of grieving, you should not tell a widow that things will get better with time even though it may be true. The best thing for you to do is ensure that you call them as often as you can so that they can have someone to talk to. It is also a good idea for you to organize a group of people who can plan on how they may bring food for the widow and her family for some time so that they may not bother about cooking. You should also get people to mow her lawn and ensure that it stays well maintained during the whole period of grieving.

In case you might be a close friend to the widow who is grieving after the loss of her husband, it is important for you to find time so that you may mourn with her even if there is nothing that you will be saying to her. Ensure that you give her time to speak her heart and mind especially on matters concerning her late husband. It is essential for you to encourage the widow to talk as much as she would want about her late husband as she shares some good memories about him. Also, ensure that you take her out for walks as often as possible.

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