Loss, Grieving, and Condolences
Losing a close friend or relative is a difficult experience. It is often unclear what can or should be done in response. Those who are grieving may "freeze" and require the support and assisstance of friends. Funerals and other events which follow the death of a loved one serve to memorialize them and can be a celebration of their life. While such events can help to console us, respecting the wishes of the deceased should also remain a primary concern.