The death of a loved one is hard. Even if we’ve seen the death coming for a long time, it still hurts hard. A death leaves us missing a person while being full of endless emotions including regret, guilt, sadness, and confusion. It’s important to address our emotions, so we can get through the grieving process, no matter the timeline.
Lots of things can help us heal after a loss. It can start with the funeral and talking to loved ones. One a loved one passes, there’s a lot you can do to help yourself and loved ones heal and carry on through the grieving process.
- Get together with loved ones. Comfort one another. Friends and family can help you heal through difficult times with their love and support. Get together that week, the next week, in a few months, at the year anniversary. It’s important to keep gathering with these people throughout the entire grieving process. Grieving isn’t usually quick, and plenty of people will love and appreciate feeling support and comfort months and even years later.
- Plan services that are personalized to your loved one. You, your friends, and family will all feel a bit more comforted having a celebration/ceremony/services that truly showcase the uniqueness of your loved one, whether his/her hobbies or traditions or traits are on display through photos, videos, belongings, or stories.
- Say a final “goodbye.” Laying a loved one to rest helps provide a symbolic transition from this life into whatever is next. You can do this by visiting a grave or scattering ashes in a special sport.
- Keep your loved one’s spirit alive. Keep pictures of your loved one around the house. Display keepsakes. Honor your loved one’s traditions and pass them on.
- Process your emotions. After a loved one passes, your life will take on a new “normal” without your loved one in it. This will be different and hard. Write in a journal to process these emotions. Talk to a therapist or friends about your family. Visit the person’s final resting place. Join groups of fellow grievers.
- Offer tangible help. Some of your loved ones may be processing the death harder than others. If you are in a “better” emotional and physical place, offer to help your loved ones by running errands, mowing the lawn, or making dinner. Not only are you helping them out, you are doing a good deed.
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