The loss of a love one can be a difficult time for all involved. If  you feel the need to talk, contact  your doctor or a certified grief counselor.


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Funeral services can be difficult for friends, relatives, and acquaintances as well the immediate family of the deceased. When hearing of the news, be present in the moment and available for the bereaved. Allow them to talk about their loved one and their death. Make a gesture to the family to let them know that they are in your thoughts and that you share in their sorrow.



Wear subdued colors and conservative clothing. Ensure your clothing choice is not too casual and avoid drawing attention to yourself. If cultural traditions require it, be sure to dress accordingly.

What to say

Acknowledge the loved ones passing and their life. Don’t be afraid to share warm memory of how that person affected your life. Offer your support and sympathy. Let the survivors know you care and offer comfort in any way you feel is appropriate and respectful.