Advice for Helping Your Grieving Spouse

For some people, comforting others comes naturally, while others struggle to find the right words. If you belong to the latter category, you can rest assured that there’s no need to fill every minute with conversation. Your spouse will take comfort in your presence. Be at his or her side at the funeral service and reception. Take some time off work and spend time sitting with your spouse, or doing a quiet activity together, such as gardening or playing cards.

The mental health counselor featured in this video explains why it’s important not to force your spouse to talk. Your presence is enough, and your spouse will appreciate not feeling pressured to talk before he or she is ready.

At Skylawn Memorial Park, our funeral planning professionals in San Mateo extend our deepest sympathies to your family during this difficult time. We invite you to call our funeral home at (650) 349-4411 to discuss funeral, burial, or cremation options.

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