The only person who can tell you how you will work through the grieving process is yourself. After a loss, each mourner works through grief in a different way and what helps one person may not necessarily help you. However, you may need to experiment with multiple coping mechanisms to find one that you feel comfortable with. Even if you do not think a support group may be right for you, it may be wise to attend a meeting and then decide. Bear in mind that if you don’t feel comfortable talking to others at the first meeting, there is no need to. You can tell others that you aren’t comfortable sharing your story at this time and that you’d rather listen during your first meeting.
If you decide to continue attending meetings, you may find that a grief support group offers many benefits. Long after the funeral service and cremation or burial, you may find comfort in sharing your memories of your loved one, and discussing your fears and other feelings of loss. At a grief support group, you’ll find non-judgmental individuals who truly understand what you’re dealing with.
Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park & Crematory offers 24/7 grief support services to members of the Tacoma community and beyond. You can explore our funeral home , memorial park, and cemetery on our website or call us at (253) 584-0252 to speak with a caring representative.