When a close friend experiences the grief of losing a loved one, it can be hard to find the right words to comfort them.
In fact, you may even be afraid of speaking to them because you are concerned about saying the wrong thing, and causing them more grief.
If you want to learn how to offer comfort, then Cairns Funeral Directors, with their wide range of helping people through the process of funerals in Cairns, can offer you some advice.
Get in touch as soon as you can
It can be hard to reach out to friends who are grieving, because you fear intruding upon their grief.
However, getting in touch and letting them know that you support them can be a great comfort to them, particularly if they are feeling lonely or isolated.
Because the first month after a death can be so emotional for your friend, you can assist them by being there for the practical things.
You might offer to support them when they speak to our Cairns Funeral Directors team, or help them to organise the house ready for the funeral.
Be there to do things together
When your friend has lost someone, who was central to their life, they may find evenings and weekends very lonely.
After a few weeks, you may start to suggest activities that you can do together, such as going out to lunch, going to a film, or even just walking around the town.
Being there for your friend and offering them companionship can be a great comfort to them.
Make or order meals
In the days and weeks after the death of a loved one, it might be hard for your friend to do even simple things such as arrange meals.
Many grieving people, particularly those who have lost significant others, lose weight because they don’t manage to eat regularly.
Making a number of freezer dinners, or ordering them to be delivered can help your friends to at least stay healthy in this difficult time.
Be ready to help with funeral arrangements
Arranging the funeral can be one of the most difficult things that your friend will ever have to do, and if you can be there to help them choose between different types of funerals in Cairns, they will appreciate your support.
Talking to Cairns Funeral Directors alongside your friend can give them comfort, and you can also be with them when they call 07-4053-7499 to talk to a member of our team.
For more information on how our funeral directors can help you, read our previous blog!