The death of someone close to you is one of the hardest things you can deal with. In the wake of your loved one's death, you may feel anger, sadness, loss, and regret. These feelings are all perfectly natural, but they may be alarming or uncomfortable. Here are four ways you can process your grief and begin to heal:
1. Arrange a memorial service.
A memorial service can be a lovely way to remember your loved one and celebrate their life. Coming together with other people who cared for your departed loved one can bring a sense of closure. Many funeral homes offer spaces that can be used to host a memorial service, so you don't have to worry about finding a second venue. Remember that your loved one's memorial service can take any form that feels right to you. You can have someone prepare a traditional eulogy, or you can ask attendants to come up and share stories about the deceased as they feel comfortable.
2. Talk about your feelings.
One of the hardest parts about grief is feeling like you're alone. Talking about your feelings with close friends and family members can help you feel less alienated in your time of need. Some people feel ashamed to talk about their feelings, but you should know that your loved ones are probably happy to offer you a listening ear.
3. Understand that desiring privacy is okay.
On the other hand, some people prefer to grieve privately, and that's perfectly fine too. Remember that there's no right way to grieve; everyone does it differently. The important thing is that you are taking care of yourself and giving yourself space to process your feelings. If you would rather come to terms with your loved one's death alone, you can do that. Some people prefer writing their feelings down in a journal because they know their journal is for their eyes only.
4. Seek grief counseling.
If you feel you are having a hard time coming to terms with your loss, there are resources available to you. Talking with your friends and family can be wonderfully healing, but there's no replacement for counseling with a trained professional. If you need help working through the death of your loved one, you may want to consider attending grief counseling. Funeral homes like Brown Funeral Home provide grief counseling services, which can be a relief for people who are still reeling after their loved one's death.Share
23 January 2019
Hi everyone, my name is Sari Blakenship. My first time visiting a funeral home was an extremely comforting experience. Although I was blindsided by the death of my loved one, the funeral director helped me through the planning process without taking advantage of my grief. I was allowed to work at my own pace to cope with the grief in a healthy way. I was never rushed or pressured, despite the necessary timeline. Whenever I couldn't move forward, the funeral director held my hand and offered words of comfort. I would like to share each step of the funeral planning process to help others through this difficult process. Planning a funeral takes a lot of thought and time during a particularly difficult period. Please visit whenever you need a hand.