After you lose someone you love, the grief can be overwhelming. Often, the truly difficult part comes after you leave the funeral home and life returns to normal for those around you. When you lose a loved one, you will feel his or her absence acutely in the big and little things that happen each day. Grief seldom ends at the funeral, but is there a time when it finally eases?
Understanding the Grieving Process
Grief is both normal and very personal. No one grieves quite like anyone else, and there is no timetable for the process. A large part of grieving may come down to the nature of the loss. If your loved one was suffering, your grief may be tempered by the knowledge that his or her pain is over. An unexpected passing may bring feelings of confusion or anger that exacerbate grief. The most important thing to understand about grief, however, is that there is nothing to understand. You can and should grieve in your own way without pressure to hurry up and get over it. Most people who have experienced a significant loss say that grief doesn’t have an ending point. Instead, it’s more of a process of adjusting to the loss and learning to carry it with you.
Signs You Should Seek Help for Your Grief
Grief can be an extreme trauma for anyone, and some signs may indicate that you need help working through your feelings. If your grief is interfering with your ability to maintain your relationships and professional responsibilities, then you may need assistance arriving at a place where you can honor your loved one’s memory while still living your own life.
A fitting memorial service can be a powerful part of coping with grief. Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park, & Crematory can help. Let our funeral home staff assist you as you plan the funeral or cremation service. We even have grief resources available. You can reach our Tacoma-area funeral home at (253) 584-0252.