Recently there was a short (but effective) article on lifehack.org about how to handle the "face-t0-face" part of offering sympathy.
When attending the funeral of someone we know, the thought of going up to express our condolences to the friends and relatives of the deceased can often fill us with apprehension - it’s not exactly the kind of experience we go through every day. However, with the right approach it can actually be a very
inwardly rewarding experience.
- Say it with feeling.
- Show up.
- Talk about fond memories and good qualities .
- Write a sympathy notecard.
- Act from the heart.