Saying and doing the right thing can be difficult when you try to express sympathy of offer condolences to the bereaved. It is important to acknowledge the loss and give support whenever possible. Here are some ways you can express condolences next time and avoid coming off as unsupportive and uncaring.
Crying, feeling scared, angry, etc. are normal emotions people feel when they lose a loved one. By expressing these emotions, family members properly engage in the grieving process. Additionally, everyone has their own way of showing grief. Some people internalize their grief. Therefore, failing to cry at a funeral doesn’t mean an individual doesn’t feel pain. Everyone copes with loss differently, and there’s no specific time table involved.