Etiquette for dating after death of spouse

09 Apr

' Perhaps you feel your words would be totally inadequate to express your feelings of empathy and sympathy.We have written this page to assist you with accepted customs and some suggestions on how one can be of comfort to the bereaved.Probably the most hurtful act would be to keep silent because you just don't know what to do or say.Usually when a family member, friend or acquaintance dies your first reaction is a feeling of 'what can I do to make them feel better? Is there a specific custom that I should be aware of? You ask yourself, 'Will I be intruding during their grief?Just be there for them and if they are the type who usually embrace or kiss when greeting, a warm hug will be appreciated.Funeral Etiquette and Phoning - is it appropriate to phone the family?

Let them talk as much as they need without asking too many questions.

Some of the most frequently asked questions about funeral etiquette are about the service, the ashes, the dress, the religion, whether children should attend, floral arrangements and more.

You will find quick-links to all of these at the end of this page.

Only you know how much you cared for your ex-father-in-law.

Also, you need to consider your ex-husband's feelings at this sad time, if you are on good terms and your presence is not going to upset any members of his family, then by all means attend the funeral.