Being There for Someone Who Has Experienced Loss

When someone you care about loses a loved one, you can help by providing comfort and support. First and foremost, be physically present. Because everyone copes with grief differently, individuals may need different types of support. Some people may want to discuss their feelings of loss or share stories and anecdotes about loved ones. Others might just need your emotional support as they grieve in silence. Regardless, let your friend know that you are there for them. For more information on how to support a loved one, watch this short video.

Serving Tacoma and the surrounding area, Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory, offers cremation services , cemetery services, and funeral planning assistance. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a family member or pre-planning your own funeral, our experienced and caring staff can help. Call (253) 584-0252 to speak to one of our team members today.

Being There for Someone Who Has Experienced Loss

When someone you care about loses a loved one, you can help by providing comfort and support. First and foremost, be physically present. Because everyone copes with grief differently, individuals may need different types of support. Some people may want to discuss their feelings of loss or share stories and anecdotes about loved ones. Others might just need your emotional support as they grieve in silence. Regardless, let your friend know that you are there for them. For more information on how to support a loved one, watch this short video.

Husband and wife hugging

Serving Tacoma and the surrounding area, Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory, offers cremation services , cemetery services, and funeral planning assistance. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a family member or pre-planning your own funeral, our experienced and caring staff can help. Call (253) 584-0252 to speak to one of our team members today.

Symptoms Associated with the Grieving Process

There comes a time in every person’s life when you must deal with the passing of someone you love. This time of grieving and loss can be quite difficult no matter where you are in your life. The finality of death is a lot to process, and many people feel stress over the loss as well as over facing their own mortality. Attending your loved one’s funeral is an important step in the grieving process, which has many emotional, physical, and social manifestations. Keep reading to learn about the symptoms involved in the grieving process.

Mourning

Emotional

Sadness is often the first emotion people associate with grieving and loss. Indeed, sadness at a loss is very common and completely normal. Many people also experience a sense of longing for the person who is gone, wishing that they had just a few more moments to spend with them. Feelings of longing are often coupled with guilt, as some people regret the things they did or did not do or say to the deceased. Anger and fear are also normal emotions that are part of the grieving process . Remember that grieving takes time, and seek the support of friends or a professional if you feel overwhelmed.

Physical

Though grief is most commonly associated with emotional symptoms, there are also physical symptoms in grieving. Bouts of crying, headaches, and fatigue are common to those going through the grieving process. Some people experience weight gain, while others lose their appetite and lose weight. Many of the ailments experienced by a grieving person are brought on by stress, including insomnia, aches, pains, and feelings of weakness.

Social

Grief is an all-encompassing situation, and can affect you socially as well as internally. Many people become withdrawn and isolate themselves from others, even from those who care about them. Though it feels difficult, it is important to have the support of others as you go through this sad and stressful time.

Attending the funeral of a loved one can aid you with closure and your journey through grief. At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory in Tacoma, we offer grief support services in addition to respectful funeral ceremonies . Call us today at (253) 584-0252 to learn more.

Cemetery Cremation Options

If your loved one expressed a desire to be cremated during their lifetime, Mountain View Funeral Home can help you accommodate those wishes with our cremation services. Our caring staff will assist you through every step of the planning process so you can make simple yet informed decisions during this difficult and emotional time. Here are some of our cemetery cremation options:

 

Furneral Farewell

Cenotaphs to Honor a Loved One
Many survivors find it difficult to honor a loved one who had their ashes scattered. If you would like to establish a place where you can go to feel closer to a friend or family member who has passed, be sure to speak with our friendly memorial park staff about creating a cenotaph. 

A Place to Sit and Reflect
Mountain View Funeral Home can help you create a space where you can reflect upon your loved one with our beautiful cremation benches. Our large selection allows you to choose a style that reflects who your loved one was and how he or she would want to be remembered.

Family Cremation Estates
Families can ensure that each of their relatives has a place to mourn, reflect, and celebrate one another’s memory by creating a family cremation estate. Each estate features an elegant bench and family stone that marks the sight within our Valley Rose Urn Garden.

Personalized Glass Niches
If your loved one had a truly unique spirit and personality, you might honor him or her with a personalized glass front niche. These niches are located within the Mountain View Memorial Mausoleum and can be customized to include photos, flowers, and keepsakes that were especially significant to your relative or friend.

No matter what type of arrangements you choose for your loved one or for yourself, Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park, & Crematory can offer a helping hand. Our Tacoma funeral home is committed to providing each client with caring and professional services in their time of need. To learn more about our cemetery cremation options , call (253) 584-0252.

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