For some grieving on the loss of their loved one’s life can be long term. Even though everyone will go back to their normal busy routines they might find it really hard to cope with this loss and adjust them to a new routine and accept the fact their loved one is not living anymore. The pain they go through can make their easy activities difficult to do and their cheerfulness turned to an overwhelming sadness. While things like this happen, they will tend to neglect their duties, responsibilities and even their own self. If you think there is nothing you can do to help them in this situation, actually there are so many things you can do. This is why we came up with some of these instances where you can throw some light to their lives.
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If they have children to take care of
Children who lose their parents at a very young age fight this problem too just like their living parent. So, once in a while try to babysit the small one. It will give great relief to the parent because he/she might be having so much work to do, things to look into which they could not and so much more. Plus it is a good change for the kids as well. They will want to do something fun but their parent is not in the mood to have fun. So, you can volunteer to take them out for walks, to the park, to a museum or even for a fun theme park.
The deceased’s things
The things they left can bring sad memories of the life they spent with us. Some grievers will like to donate this stuff right after the funeral but not everyone will be that quick to give away. It may take time and when they are ready to get rid of it, check whether they need any help. Surely it is going to be a very emotional situation so some help from another loved one can be very welcoming. You can give it away for charity.
Help them to stay healthy and not to neglect themselves
While some really give up their hope of living without the loved one, you need to remind them how important their life is. Remind them of the duties they have to do and the goals they still have to run for. The work the loved one left for them can still be remaining for them to do. So, it is important that they take good care of themselves. Check whether they are eating healthy and also exercising because those are the two main ways that make a person stay strong. Whenever you cook at home, cook another extra dish for them if you can or help them with grocery shopping. If you are going out for exercises, you can invite them as well. Little things like this will help them to stay away from the bad feelings too.