Support A Grieving Friend Through Cremation Services

By: Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services
Monday, January 20, 2020

You’ve likely lost someone in your life at some point, whether it was a close friend or a distant relative. Nearly everyone has been touched by death in some way. So, when a friend of yours loses a loved one, you understand they are grieving, and you want to support them as best you can. There are many things you can do during, before, and even after cremation services in Las Vegas, NV to show your support. Here are a few to try out. 


Talk About Their Loved One 

It can help those grieving to talk about their loved one and get some of their emotions out in the open. Your friend might hesitate in talking about the person who died around certain individuals, maybe even you. Ease their mind and bring up their loved one yourself. If you knew them, tell a story about something you remember. If you didn’t know them, ask a question about them so your friend knows you are there to listen to their memories. 


Clear The Calendar 

If you want to attend your friend’s loved one’s cremation service, clear your schedule so you are available for the whole day. Perhaps you can help with a reception or run errands for your friend after the services are over. Whenever you get together with them in the future weeks, clear your schedule then as well. You don’t want their grieving stories to be interrupted by something else that isn’t as important. 


Offer Your Help In A Specific Way 

Many people will approach your friend and tell them that they are willing to help in any way they need it. But your friend will probably nod and thank them and never ask for help later. Instead of offering a generic hand of help, tell your friend you would like to do something specific. If they have kids, offer to pick them up from school and entertain them in a park for an hour so your friend has more time to write thank you cards or pull themselves together after work. Ask if you can pick up groceries or other supplies for them so they don’t have to go out in public. Get specific with your talents and offers and they are more likely to take you up on that kind of support. 


These are just a few ways you can help someone in your life who is grieving after cremation services in Las Vegas, NV. If you want more ideas, the professionals at Kraft-Sussman Funeral & Cremation Services have plenty. We compassionately support families through the hardest times, but we also want you to be there for them in just the right manner. We’d love to brainstorm ideas on how you can stand behind your friend in their time of need. Call us at (702) 485-6500 and tell us about your situation and we’ll try to help you fit in your support in the best ways. You can also visit us at 3975 S Durango Dr Ste 104 Las Vegas, NV 89147.  

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