Chili, New York
2771 Chili Avenue
Rochester, NY 14624
(585)426-7830

3 Ways to Support a Loved One in Mourning October 11, 2016

Chili, Monroe
3 Ways to Support a Loved One in Mourning, Chili, New York

If a friend or someone you care about has recently lost a loved one, you may be uncertain on how best to support them during this time. Amidst their pain and suffering, they are also dealing with the logistical concerns of planning memorial and funeral services and calculating funeral costs. The team of professional funeral directors at Leo M. Bean And Sons Funeral Home has served the Rochester, NY, area for over 40 years, and they understand the pain, difficulty, and stress many people experience during this time.

Here, they list three of the best ways you can support a loved one in mourning:

  • Offer Help In Simple Ways: As people become engrossed in arranging a funeral service on top of their own grief, simple everyday tasks can fall by the wayside. Offering to bring a mourning loved one food, walk their dog, pick up their kids from school, or even run errands can be a great help during this time. Just make sure the help is actually needed and you are not over-stepping boundaries. You want to be a support system, not overcrowd someone who is already having a difficult time.

  • funeral serviceProvide An Ear To Listen & Shoulder To Cry On: One common mistake people tend to make when trying to comfort a mourning friend is attempting to lessen their pain. We do this altruistically because we do not want to see someone we love in pain. However, they may need to feel their pain is valid and acknowledged. The best way to do this is by allowing them to speak freely about the departed, not avoiding or skirting any topics, and allowing them to cry without restraint.

  • Be There After The Funeral: In the days surrounding the funeral service, there is typically an overwhelming deal of support. The mourning are visited by friends, family, and even acquaintances all looking to offer their support and pay their respects. However, the real difficulty comes in the days, weeks, and months after the funeral. Many people can feel alone or so overwhelmed by despair that it can seem as though their pain will never end. Regularly calling and visiting your loved one is important, as is looking out for signs of self-destructive or dangerous behavior. If they have a clear safety net, it is likelier they will feel supported and safe through their healing process.

If you or someone you know is looking to plan a funeral service or is interested in learning more about funeral costs, call Leo M. Bean And Sons Funeral Home at (585) 426-7830 or visit their website today. You can also reach out to them on their Facebook page.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Leo M. Bean And Sons Funeral Home
What to Know About Eulogies , Chili, New York
Eulogies are speeches given by loved ones at funerals or memorial services in honor of the recently departed. While writing and delivering a eulogy can seem like an intimidating task...read more
A Guide to Pre-Planning a Funeral Service, Chili, New York
While passing away can be unnerving to discuss, pre-planning a funeral service is a wise and beneficial step to take. Not only does it provide an opportunity to v...read more
3 Tips for Confidently Delivering a Eulogy, Chili, New York
Being asked to deliver the eulogy at a friend or family member’s memorial service can be intimidating, especially since you may want to showcase their in a memorable way. Howeve...read more
What Can I Include in a Loved One’s Casket?, Chili, New York
When preparing for the memorial service of a loved one, placing a meaningful item inside their casket can be a beautiful tribute. Passing along a memento that is significan...read more
How to Personalize a Cremation Memorial Service, Chili, New York
The passing of a loved one is never easy. If you’re the caregiver of your family member’s final arrangements, then you know how important it is to honor their wishes. While some indi...read more