Loved ones leave a lasting impression on the lives of those around them.
The loss of a loved one often begins a difficult transition for those
friends and family members left behind, both before and after funeral
services and cremation or burial have been planned and carried out. During
this time of bereavement, individuals may benefit from the assistance
and support of family, friends, and even
professional grief services to “find a new normal” and enjoy life once more.
Allow Yourself Time
Many people want to overcome the weight of grief and guilt quickly so
they can resume feeling normal. While this is an understandable desire,
the truth is that emotional healing often takes time and will not resolve
completely in the days or even weeks after the loss of a loved one. Understanding
that you will need time to heal and allowing yourself to take that time
is an important step in the grieving process. If possible, take time away
from work and other social requirements and don’t force yourself
to return to optional activities until you truly want to take them up again.
Seek Long-Term Support
While friends, coworkers, and other acquaintances are all valuable places
to seek grief support, it’s important to remember that for those
who weren’t as close to your loved one, life will move on much more
quickly. It is often beneficial to seek long-term comfort and support
in the form of close family members, support groups, or professional grief
counselors, which can help you make a slower transition from mourning
back to your daily life.
At Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory, we understand
that grief and bereavement are difficult for those left behind after the
death of a loved one. Our grief counselors in Tacoma can help you with
funeral planning, burial services, cremation, and more during this time
of transition and loss. You can reach us for help and support by phone
at (253) 584-0252, or click through our website and blog to read more
about funeral services, grief support,
memorial services, and our memorial park.