By Funeral-Link New Zealand | Posted: Wednesday February 21, 2018
Funeral-Link know it can be very hard telling family and friends that someone you love has died.
Other people’s reactions can be difficult to handle, especially when you’re still coping with your own first reactions.
You may like to find a sentence or phrase that you can repeat about what’s happened so it becomes a little easier.
After the funeral, it’s not uncommon to meet people who haven’t heard the news.
This can also happen at points much later on.
The death of your loved one will affect all kinds of people – family, friends, neighbours, workmates and perhaps even just acquaintances. We’ve both experienced people wanting to express their shock, sadness and support to us. While we found such responses mostly loving and supportive, it also could get overwhelming at times and tiring.
Just keep thinking about what will work best for you.
Funeral-Link members are in each region throughout New Zealand. They share each others values and are able to support families through the journey of change. see: www.funeral-link.co.nz for your local member.