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A long or short period of intense grief over the loss of a loved one.
Dealing With Death
7 Helpful Funeral Etiquette Tips For The Bereaved
Though you can never fully prepare yourself for the emotionality of a funeral, there are some things you can be aware of to make...
How Do You Qualify For Bereavement Fares?
Depending on your relationship to the person who died you may qualify for bereavement fares, which are discounted airfares for...
How To Show Your Support Beyond The Funeral
As a friend or family member of someone who has experienced a death, your role does not end with the funeral.
How To Ask For Help After A Death
After a death, many people want to reach out and help but don’t know how.
How To Activate Your Support Network
Friends and family are incredibly important after a death has occurred, both for emotional support and logistical support.
How To Interact With A Grieving Family At A Funeral
Knowing how to interact with someone who has just experienced a loss can be challenging, especially at the funeral or memorial...
How To Offer Condolences
With so many forms of communication available, it can be challenging to figure out the most appropriate means of contacting...
How To Express Sympathy: What To Say And What Not to Say
When offering condolences, either in writing or in person, it can be hard to know just what to say. We’ve compiled a list of...
Helping A Grieving Person Make Funeral Arrangements
While the grieving family will likely be making the bulk of the funeral or memorial service arrangements, there are some...
How To Help Someone Grieving Prepare For A Funeral
Getting emotionally and physically prepared for a funeral or memorial service is often an overlooked part of the planning process...
How To Send The Right Condolence Gift
When someone has experienced a loss, it is common to want to reach out and offer your help. If you do not live near the bereaved...
How You Can Help During A Funeral Or Memorial Service
The best way you can help during the funeral is to attend the funeral, participate when appropriate, and let the bereaved person...
How You Can Help At A Post-Service Reception
Many funerals are followed by receptions or gatherings, or religious events such as a shiva. While the most important thing you...
Where To Sit At A Funeral Or Memorial Service
The question of where to sit at a funeral or memorial service can feel overwhelming when walking into a chapel or event space,...
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