17 Articles For Helping Someone Who Is Grieving
Death is only an illusion, a transition. Life is eternal. The spirit survives.
In the mediumship and afterlife community, these words spoken too frequently, can minimize the experience of someone who is suffering. Even within our community, there is a list of things not to say after the loss of a loved one.
As a psychic medium, and as someone who has lost those that I love, I can acknowledge there is something that changes in death. Any relationship, while it can continue in a new way after death, is changed forever, when someone in it passes away.
In the days following the death of a loved one, many people experience visitations. They'll sense their presence in the room, receive mysterious phone calls, and return home from outings with the pictures on their walls, now in weird places.
Ask about these experiences. It's likely they'll have had them, but may been unsure of whom they could tell.
In addition to asking how someone is feeling and what they are going through, here are a few other articles that can help you provide support to grieving person, broken down by loss type.
Resources for the Grieving and Their Persons
3 Things You SHOULD Say To Someone Who Has Lost A Child (Autumn Robinson)
7 Ways You Can Support Someone Who Has Lost a Baby (Candace Wohl)
Deceased Children: Do They Grow Up in the Afterlife? (Amanda Linette Meder)
The Art of Manliness: 10 Ways to Help a Grieving Friend (Howard Whitman)
What Grieving Friends Wish You'd Say (Pamela Cytrynbaum)
9 Things Your Deceased Pet Wants You To Know (Sarah Petruno)
Coping With the Death of Your Pet (HumaneSociety.org)
Advice for surviving the death of a spouse or partner at a young age (Elizabeth Berrien)
How to Help an Elderly Parent Deal With the Death of a Spouse (Michael Lewis)
Ways to support someone who has lost a spouse (Shelli Proffitt Howells)
Helping Your Child Deal With Death (KidsHealth.org)
How Grief Can Make You Sick (Dr. Sanjay Gupta)
How to Avoid Family Conflicts after the Death of a Parent (The Neptune Society)
What Happens To The Soul After Sudden Death: What To Expect (Amanda Linette Meder)
Overcoming the Loss of a Child Without Drugs or Alcohol (DrugRehab.org)
Most of these articles can and will apply to all forms of loss, so please, feel free to open them all up to begin skimming. In addition to all this, here's a reading list I recommend for those working through grief in any form.
Meeting with either a medium or a grief counselor can help. In most cases, both will.
Amanda Linette Meder
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