What Does Your Grieving Friend Need To Hear?

Posted on March 23, 2020 by Teri Vila-Caballero under Funeral Home
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Before you visit funeral homes in Miami, FL to support a friend who has lost a loved one, it can be important to think about what you should or shouldn’t say to them when the time comes to have a moment with them. Grieving is hard on anyone and you may not really know what to say or how it will come across. Here are a few things your friend might appreciate hearing from you at the funeral.

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I’m Sorry For Your Loss

While this might sound simple and even generic, it’s true and it can be the best thing you can say in these situations. Nothing you say or do can really make your friend feel better. So simply telling them you are sorry and then showing up to support them can be just what they need. Having your support can really mean a lot to them.

I’m Here For You

When you go to a funeral to show your support to a friend, they will see you and know that you are there for them. Saying it to them in person when you get a chance to speak can mean even more. They know you are there and that show of solidarity reminds them that you are in their corner to help them through this situation.

I’m Here To Listen

Further, letting your friend know that you understand they are going to need someone to talk to at some point and that you are there to hear them when they are ready can mean a lot to them as well. Talking about someone who passed away and sharing memories can be cathartic. But not everyone feels comfortable doing so. When your friend knows you are ready to listen, no matter what they need to share, they’ll feel good about approaching you later.

I’ll Take Care Of (Fill In The Blank)

You know your friend might be leaving a lot undone because of their grief and the services they had to plan. Picking up some of the slack and informing them of what you can do can really help relieve them of burdens. Tell them you’ll bring them dinner next week or that you’ll take care of the carpool with the kids for the rest of the month. Whatever you can do, tell them and then follow through on those promises.

When you are approaching a friend at funeral homes in Miami, FL, keep in mind that nothing you say can bring their loved one back. You’re probably thinking about what you are going to say way more than they will after hearing you. They may not even remember what you said later. The professionals at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory can help you with ideas on what to offer or what to say when a friend has lost someone. Call us at (305) 631-0001 and we’ll go over ideas and suggestions with you. You can also visit us at 2546 SW 8th St Miami, FL 33135.

Teri Vila-Caballero

Teri Vila-Caballero is the Pre Need Director at Ferdinand Funeral Homes & Crematory. She joined the team in 2012 to fulfill her calling to serve our community.

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