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Trumbull Funeral Home Offers Tips for Supporting Grieving Widowers January 12, 2018

Trumbull, Fairfield County
Trumbull Funeral Home Offers Tips for Supporting Grieving Widowers, Trumbull, Connecticut

No matter your age, losing a loved one is never easy. In fact, it may be the most difficult thing a person faces. Support is crucial in this case, and knowing to support a bereaved spouse is important to prevent causing further emotional distress. At Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, our staff believes we owe more to the loved one’s of the deceased than just funeral planning services. As a revered Trumbull, CT, funeral home, we know that dealing with a loved one’s passing takes the support of friends and family alike. That’s why we recommend the following tips to help your loved one through what is most likely a trying time.

Don’t Try to Do Too Much

While widows and widowers will no doubt need support, it’s best to refrain from taking over all duties related to funeral planning. Many spouses want to take control of their loved one’s services, which entails working directly with the funeral home during planning. Don’t take authority away; instead, offer support in more subtle ways, such as meal prep or light cleaning.

Talk About the Deceased

funeral homeSome people believe talking about a deceased spouse with a widow or widower is too painful. However, some people enjoy talking about their spouses, especially when recalling fond memories and events. It can change from person to person, but don’t be afraid to mention the deceased in front of their spouse.

Provide a Shoulder to Cry On

Most importantly, you should provide widows and widowers a shoulder to cry on when they need it. While there is usually a lot of support early on, many people move onto their own lives and concerns after so long, which can leave the bereaved feeling lonely and isolated. Offer support every now and again, or even just stop by for a quick chat. This can actually be far more beneficial than more formal shows of support.

At Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, we will help you and your family with several aspects of funeral service, from creating meaningful eulogies and obituaries to selecting options for a funeral service. Call (203) 373-1013 today to speak with a friendly and knowledgeable representative in Trumbull about your specific needs. You can also visit our funeral home online for more information on the full range of services available.

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