How do you help a grieving person?
- All humans will eventually grieve for the loss of a loved one and grief is a lonely road that the individual left behind has to deal with. The only things others can do is listen when that person chooses to speak; phone them every so often and if you feel they are capable of going out take them to dinner or an up lifting movie. The movie and song 'Lean on Me' is just what you have to do for a grieving person. Eventually the person will get over their grief in their own time (each person is different.)
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Answer listen to their feelings You can't. Grieving is the most personal experience possible. It's a complex process of dealing with our own relationship with the deceased, facing our own demons, acknowledging our own mortality, dealing with the guilt associated with how we interacted with the d…eceased, and somehow facing the realization that the person that you love is gone and will never again be with you. People will try to console you by saying things like, "God must have wanted her." Or, "She's in a better place now." Or any of the other trite sayings that are so inappropriate when someone is going through the worst possible experience in life. The reality is that it's a process that affects the very essence of an individual. Saying the wrong thing is worse than saying nothing. If you want to be a friend to someone who has experienced the loss of a loved one: First - recognize that you cannot possibly understand what he or she is going through. Second - don't try to make it better. You can't. All you will do is alienate someone by trying to change what can't be changed. Many people, in circumstances such as this, will not react because they don't want to seem ungrateful for your attention, but the reality is that it hurts and there is nothing that you can do to make it better. Third - just be there. Be a friend. Say "I'm sorry," but don't try to indicate in any way that you understand. Hugs are very appropriate. Sometimes people who are going through a very bad time dealing with their loss will feel alienated. Many people seem to avoid someone who is grieving. Maybe they feel that it is contagious; maybe they are so uncomfortable being around that extreme emotional pain that they avoid the person. Fourth - try to understand that in many cases they are going through a physical pain as well as an emotional pain. While the pain never really goes away, they will eventually learn to deal with it. That's probably not a good thing to tell them right at the moment, but many people who are going through that kind of loss may not WANT the pain to go away right now. It's a reminder that something incredibly important has happened. That their life has changed forever. After an appropriate amount of time, it may be necessary for some people to get medical or psychological help to deal with that kind of loss. The brain chemistry changes after being depressed for an extended period of time. Sometimes a person needs a little help getting back to normal. But don't even suggest that for a month or two. . ADDED 11-06-10 by MyGriefSpace.Net COMPANIONING is the most successful way to help a loved one. Walk beside them on their journey with grief and listen more than you talk. It's okay to share your own experiences, but do not make comparisons because everyone's journey is different. They will need to talk about it long, long after many friends and family are tired of hearing about it and have faded away as resources for support, and it is not abnormal for them to still be talking about it a year or more down the road. Do not take anything personally. Sometimes grievers are volatile, argumentive and angry for no apparent reason. Sometimes they will need space to grieve alone. And sometimes they will need to cry at times that make you uncomfortable such as in public, at work, etc. They will always need your unwavering support and encouragement to make their way forward. Do not wait for them to contact you, and instead contact them regularly for as long as needed. And very importantly, remember that their loss is forever. Their loved one is never coming back and they will need to wean themselves from the living connection they had with their loved ones. And sometimes healing can feel to them like they are leaving their loved ones behind. They will not get over it through it or around it. Instead they will very slowly learn how to live with it, but it will likely always present certain challenges and sadness in their lives. (MORE)
Hang in there. It's really tough. I didn't think I'd want another one after my fluffy guy died at 18 years, and felt there'd never be another cat who could take his place, and that I'd never want to put myself in that situation again. Within a month I got tired of the loneliness and emptiness and we…nt to the Animal Shelter, and ended up adopting four! None are just like him, but all cats share some of the same "kitty" behavior characteristics and I'd REALLY been missing the whole cat experience. There will never be another "Jack" in my life, and I treasure and honor his memory. And now I have 4 lovable and loving companions (all different ages) that are as dear to me as he was, but I'll never forget him . Answer . I'm sorry for your loss. I realize it is hard to lose an animal - they provide comfort and unconditional love. It will not be easy but always think of the happy things you may still cry but its more of a sad, happy thought. I too lost very close pet of mine I had for 20yrs - he was there for all the major events in my life and I miss him dearly - he is beside me as I kept his ashes. If I can offer any words or lend an ear I will try. Take Care and remember death isn't always something we selfishly have to mourn we can always celebrate and love the life and time we had with them. (MORE)
First be extremely patient.... the person in this grief state is experiencing grossly abnormal nerve sensitivity. The individual may need a good listener or just someone to be there. The "lost" leaves one in a hollow state often wanting just to be protected from thinking .....Thoughts may be painful…l.. Suggest professional help as needed BUT by all means offer to go with the person and sit in the waiting room as a gesture of support. ...While no one answer works for everyone try to just be available...as we all will need someone at sime point in our lives. (MORE)
There is much anecdotal evedence to suggest some do. Answer . Absolutely, although dogs will move on more quickly than humans in most cases.
My mother because she has been there for me no matter how good or bad my decisions were and she's always ready with an answer, encouragement, or just a hug. And my husband because he has been through thick and thin with me and he knows eveything about me and he loves me in spite of myself.
Yes everyone has the right to an attorney. A lawyer has a duty to the adversarial system to be sure that all individuals are represented and that the prosecution cannot take shortcuts in the process. Added: Whether they will be able to "help" them is open not only to interpretation of what is me…ant by "help," and the attorney's skill. (MORE)
Friar Lawrence, a monk, who married them in secret and later provided Juliet with a sleeping potion.
The term "dumb" is no longer used because it is derogatory and demeaning. A person with lower intelligence often has difficulty understanding tasks and activities that other people take for granted. For example, one person may love to read, but another person may struggle to read the simplest of wor…ds. Differences in understanding, like in that example, come about from many causes (too many to list). People should take an interest in persons with difficulties in understanding. But it's important to remember to honor the person's dignity. Show respect. Even if the person cannot understand in one area, it doesn't mean the person doesn't understand anything. If you would like to help, think about some of these suggestions: . Educate yourself about disabilities. . Volunteer with professionals to gain experience helping disabled persons. . If the person lives with family, consult with the family. . Clearly identify exactly what "help" is needed. . Never just take over. ASK the person IF they need or want your help. They may not appreciate your interference. . If you believe the person needs help but refuses your help, talk to an agency to see if they can intervene. . If the person wants your help, don't overstep. It is most respectful if you let them do what they can do, and only help if they need your help. For example, a person may be able to count and they know what they want to do, for example with their money. But the person may need help getting information about opening a bank account. . Rather than being only a Helper, seek to teach while you help. Just doing for someone does not give the person an opportunity to learn. . Remember to always be respectful. Think about how you would want to be treated if you "didn't know" something and needed another person to help. . Know when to step back and let the person live their own life. Seek to support the person's independence; even children need to independently learn and grow. (MORE)
\nAnne Sullivan Macy was the first person to help Helen Keller, followed by Polly Thompson.
people grieve because there lost ones are gone forever and they won't come back. they grieve because someone that they might have known for many years is no longer there.
Why is it that you rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral It is because you are not the person involved What does this quote mean?
This is a generalization that expresses how most people feel at those events. Here is another one for you: If you laugh the world laughs with you but if you cry you cry alone.
I know how it feels it feels terrible. My friend lost her grandma and she was crying I felt bad for her so I baked and cooked for her family because the family was too sad to cook. They were very grateful they asked if they could do anything for me but I said I don't want anything I am happy the way… I am. . Be there. I've dealt with someone who's lost a person truly close to them, and all I can say is to be there for them, let them cry, rant, or break things if they have to, as long as they have someone they trust and know care about them they should get better. I'm not saying they will completely heal form that loss but what I'm saying is that it can be mended. (Never let a person who has lost a loved one be alone, find some way to let them release the pain and heartbreak). . It is really hard to lose a loved one. Take it from someone who has experienced it. The best thing you can do for your friend is say, "I'm sorry for your loss" and just be there for them! They could really use it and they will feel a lot better with support and knowing that you are there for them. . Just make sure they are happy and try and take their mind off of it. Arrange lots of trips out, so they won't think about it. It really works. When my best friends granddad died we arranged lots of things like trips out to the pictures. It really helped, and she didn't think about her granddad much, whereas if she were at home, she'd have probably been crying still. Also maybe encourage them to take up a sport, hobby or start a collection, something else to set their mind on! Try not to bring up the past too much, this may be upsetting. Try not to mention the death too much either, or bring flowers etc as this will only be a constant reminder of the death. If all this fails, try telling them just to let it out, and don't let them feel embarrassed to cry. If it helps you cry too! But make sure you're not too obsessive. And if they ask for some space leave off for a bit. No one can comprehend the death of a loved one, and this is a hard time for anyone. Sometimes people just wanna be alone! . Sometimes the best way to help is to just them know you are there when they are ready to talk. When they start talking about their loved ones then let them. Don't try to fix it or move them to another topic. It takes time to grieve and heal. Just love them and give them that time to heal. (MORE)
Yes they can display behaviour like grieving if they lose their kids or if they are housed with only one other goat and it dies as goats are very social animals and need company.
To grieve means to experience intense sorrow, like if someone close to you dies. Grieved means that you have lost them and have come to the realisation that they are gone. Grief is the feeling with this. They are gone and you miss them terribly but there is nothing you can do and that's why you expe…rience this feeling. (MORE)
To cry for someone who is dead. You are usually in shock when you're grieving.
In Sikhism death is considered a natural process, an event that has absolute certainty and only happens as a direct result of God's Will or Hukam. To a Sikh, birth and death are closely associated, because they are both part of the cycle of human life of "coming and going" Hymns are sung from the… scripture of the Guru Granth. The first five and final verses of "Anand Sahib," the "Song of Bliss," are recited or sung. This is the same song that is recited/sung for celebrations of marriage or child birth. The Sikhs celebrate their grievances and understand them as a natural part of life. (MORE)
I am sorry about the loss of your grandma. They are special people. If you are a Christian, the Bible says there is a time for grieve. In other words...it won't last forever. I can suggest keeping busy but to also take time to treasure the strong memories of her. Certainly she would be most pleased …with you if you lived your life based on what she meant to you and what she taught you. Her spirit will always be with you and you will move on. I promise (MORE)
It is possible to suppress grief, but it is a very unhealthy thing to do, emotionally. Grief is a process that allows us to come to terms with loss, both consciously and -- more importantly -- subconsciously. Suppressing it can and likely will lead to emotional problems later in life. In addition th…e active suppression of grief at the time creates additional stress, not less, as one might think. (MORE)
First of all you can give it toys. Guinea pigs have fun even with small bird toys. They also are very social animals so you could get them a same gender buddy ( if it's male with male you might want them in different cages).Also maybe try spending more time with them. You should also ask your vet. H…ope i helped. (MORE)
Grieving involves coming to terms with the loss of something a person holds as important or special. Although grieving is mostly associated with the loss of someone who dies people also grieve when for example a relationship ends because their partner leaves or where a parent disowns a child and vic…e-versa. A good example of this is a question posted on this very forum under bereavement about how to deal with a broken engagement. Everybody deals with grieving differently and the best way is to take ones time, be surrounded by positive people and take each day as it comes and finding reasons to be strong and understand that some things will happen outside of ones control. (MORE)
Higher animals have been grieving for millions of years. No one has any idea when, where or with whom the process began. One of the major figures in the early scientific study of grief was Dr. Elizabeth KÃ¼bler-Ross.
Yes. It is said that all animals grieve even if they don't show it. Grieve in hamsters can be triggered to a loss of its partner or housemate and also other situations.
Therapy is a good way. Many have a hard time and also remember that with all the hormones you can still get the baby blues even though there's no baby.
OK here we go there is no helping that much i am a child in real life. And my friend lost her mom from breast cancer it was tough on her maybe talk to him/her or try to make it normal but don't let him/her forget there mom. I know he/she won't but it's sometimes nice to remember. My friend was a p…erson how suffers in silents and she had a break down once it was all bottled inside. Don't send him/her to a concealer because they make u talk about it and sometimes that's not the best thing to do. Just let it out the pain will end slowly not in one big bust just remember to breath. ; ) i am so sorry to edit out your age! but it is very bad to tell your age on the internet, and so i was simply doing what i think is right. i do hope you understand. (MORE)
Okonkwo grieves for Ikemefuna's death, as well as the slow death of the Igbo culture. He later grieves for the effeminate character of his son Nwoye, who has turned his back on the Igbo gods. He also grieves that his ferocity has made it so that his sons are not as great as he.
Scientists do not know if animals have emotions but wolves do show a sign of grieving, by howling
This type of person creates a situation known, in more than one sense, as a challenge.
As sad as it is to see someone grieve all individuals will experience a loss and grieve. Grieving for every individual is a journey they must take on their own as far as the steps in grieving and no one can really help them 100 percent and only be there to listen to what the griever has to say; put …an arm around them; hug them; be there to be sure they have food and comfort or even stay or overnight or as long as the person needs support. It is fine to just stay quiet and listen and sometimes to cry along with the griever. It takes time as sometimes it can take two or more years for a person to feel like they want to go on in life without a loved one, but each month is a step forward. It is important to remember that when someone loses someone dear and close to them the griever is never completely the same person they were before. The griever has to find a new 'me' in themselves. (MORE)
First, kick the 'r' word out of your vocabulary! "Challenged" is more appropriate, and try to remember that we all are "challenged" in one way or another. For example: I am visually challenged. I do not see as well as my next door neighbor. Another example: No matter how hard I try, I will never be …able to swing a golf iron as efficiently as Tiger, or cook as well as Paula Deene, and I do not have the mental wherewithall that would allow me to be a neuropathologist. So get rid of adjectives, and view everyone as individuals with unique abilities, including those who just happen to function a little slower than yourself. I speak from experience. I am the mother of a 43 yrs. old daughter who has Down syndrome. She can read and comprehend as well as most people, now. It just took her a little longer to get there. Love and Patience are always the key. (MORE)
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Understanding one's own personality type, as well as that of other people, can help in finding the "perfect" job and make it easier to manage personal and professional relationships.
Grieving is a normal process to go through, but some individuals may become reclusive; will not eat well; may not be sleeping well and become very distressed and depressed and they should first have a good physical because stress can cause many health issues and also grief counseling. In fact, most …individuals should join a grief counseling group where they can be with others who are also grieving over the loss of a loved one. Hospices; churches; some hospitals provide free counseling for grief. Family and friends should be there to listen; give as much support as possible and not expect too much from the person grieving. Each individual grieves at their own pace and there is no set time when a person has to stop grieving. Just listening or even crying along with them is a good step to support the person who is having difficulty grieving. (MORE)
Maybe something has happened between you if so u will have to sort it yourself so sorry but if not then maybe he's/she's stressed or pissed off .
Certainly! We will help you as much as we can. Why not start by reading some relevant pages. I have added them further down this page, listed under Related Questions . In addition, please feel free to ask as many questions as you like relating to weight, weight loss, your thoughts or feelings, and …your own particular situation. For example, are you a child who wants to lose weight or an adult who wants to lose weight and are you physically able to exercise or not? Then we can work on some plans for a good start and a happier brighter future. (MORE)
Some people avoid some grieving people because they are uncomfortable to be around the person and don't know what to say to the person. Others may avoid the person because they don't like being around excessive crying and depression. In that case they should help the person get proper grief couns…eling. The counseling is available in support groups or with ministers, counselors or doctors. Some times they avoid the person because the person has shunned everyone away. If this is the case one person needs to approach the grieving person and get the person help. Sometime grievers put out really negative vibes and does not realize he or she is putting out off putting vibes which repel others from him or her. Grief can make people act really nasty or really resentful. Grief expresses itself in everyone differently. So get to know the person if you don't already. If you do approach the person according to his or her current behavior and do not expect him or her to be his normal self. (MORE)
Animals such as police dogs can help polices detect crimes, such as with their powerful sensitivity of smell.
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I am a girl so I think this answer will help. First, have a talk with her about what she is grieving about so she can let all of her emotions out (this will make her feel better) Second, try to relate with her problem and let her know you are there for her and understand how she's feeling. Third, ta…ke her to places so she can get her mind off things and try not to do or say anything to remind her of what ever she was grieving about. (MORE)
Support politicians who favor equality. Be vocal about your support for LGBT Rights. You can also volunteer at gay charities.
air, buoyancy takes place when air is in the object in the water that's why pumpkins float
Actually, famous singer , Lady Gaga spent some time helping endangered animals such as red wolves
A squire. At that time a squire was a boy of at least 14, in traing to be a knight. A knight night have more than one squire as well as other servants. One of a squires specific duties was to care for the knights armor and weapons and help the knight put on his armor. The word squire is a short form… of esquire and come through the French from a Latin word meaning "shield carrier." (MORE)
mourn, lament, sorrow, be sorrowful, cry, sob, weep, sadden, upset, distress, pain, hurt, wound, and/or break someone's heart some antonyms are to please and to rejoice
People are generally a caring species, so especially if something horrible has happened, we can relate to the pain and grief of other people. If it happens in a familiar location to us, or the deceased or victim is about the same age as yourself or your children, you might compare that it might as w…ell have been your family in question. (MORE)
Noun forms for the verb to grieve are griever, grievance, and the gerund, grieving. A related noun form is grief.
Some people wear black for a time after the person they lost has gone, some people cry but other people celebrate the life lived by the person they lost (if they lived to a really old age).
Grieve is already a verb. For example "to grieve someone or something" is an action,therefore it is a verb.
The loss of a loved one can be difficult, and it can be no less difficult when a family pet is lost. Some families will hold funerals for their beloved animal, and either have them cremated or buried. Some will set up memorials in their house. Some carry a photograph of the lost family member aro…und as a reminder. And some simply remember them in other ways, such as in prayer. (MORE)
The term grieves is the 3rd person singular present of the term grieve. This means to feel sadness, depression or pain from losing someone or something.
My grandma been only one there for me forever and I am taking care of her and she is on Hospice how I handle her death when I'll have no one to help me with the grieving process?
I am so sorry to hear about your grandmother, it's always sad tosee someone who we love so much suffer as their health starts to godownhill. Two years ago we watched my grandmother as her healthdeclined until she passed, it was definitely a hard thing toexperience. But what helped my family get thro…ugh the grievingprocess was meditating on the hope we have in the Bible. Onscripture I find comforting is found at Job 14:14,15 where it says,"If a man dies, can he live again? I will wait all the days of mycompulsory service until my relief comes. You will call, and I willanswer you. You will long for the work of your hands." Thisscripture is saying that when our loved ones pass away, not only dowe feel the loss, but God feels the pain we feel as well. Thisscripture in fact says that he longs of the works of his hands, sohe misses his creation and can't wait for the day where he canbring them back to life. There are more scriptures like this foundin the Bible, that can bring us comfort like that. (MORE)