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Grief Amid The Pandemic: How To Show Love And Support Through Social Distancing

Published: April 14, 2020
by Franklin Rainear Jr.

Everyone grieves differently and needs different kinds of support during this trying time. The Coronavirus pandemic has brought nearly every human activity to a halt and forced people to stay indoors. Some grieving individuals will find the isolation comforting and take the time away from work to heal. Others need social connections to recover and isolation will set back their healing by several months. At Affordable Funeral & Cremations, we have some tips that can help friends and family offer their full support to such individuals:

1. Call Every Day

Calling every day helps grieving individuals feel connected to the world. A loss of a loved one can make you feel disconnected and destabilized, which is the last thing you want to experience during isolation. If your friend or a family member has recently experienced loss, call them regularly to keep tabs on their well-being.

2. Video Conferencing Helps

Speaking face to face is a blessing during extended isolation, especially for people who are experiencing loss. Fortunately, modern technology has evolved enough that people can connect to loved ones scattered around the world in real-time. You can use platforms like Zoom or Skype for video conferences or calls. It can help the entire family feel connected. 

3. Encourage People to Write

Many people struggle to speak about their feelings or loss directly. They suppress their grief to ensure they’re not burdening others with it. In such circumstances, online messaging and emails can come in handy. Sometimes writing about your feelings and grief is a cathartic experience, especially if you have concerned friends willing to read what you have to say.

If you want to know about our funeral services during a pandemic, don’t hesitate to call us or contact us at Affordable Funeral & Cremation today.


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