Losing a loved one is never easy.
It can be hard processing through the wide range of emotions you are feeling whilst also having to plan a funeral service.
This is why the funeral directors at Affinity Funerals Sydney offer grief support.
There’s no time limit when it comes to adjusting to the loss of a loved one, especially when everyone is different.
Some people prefer to bottle up their emotions and save their grief for when they’re alone whereas others find comfort in turning to friends and family.
Things to remember whilst grieving
Everyone is different
Everyone grieves in different ways.
For some, they might feel better if they take time out for themselves to remember their loved ones. Others might feel better if they reach out to family and friends.
Some people might feel like they’re coping if they don’t say anything to anyone about how they’re feeling. As long as you’re taking the time to process your emotions and how you’re feeling, this is all you can do.
Try and process your emotions
Processing your emotions during this difficult time can be tricky. However, there are five stages of grief that people tend to go through whilst experiencing loss. You might experience all of these, in different order. You might also experience none of these but see those around you going through them.
The stages are:
- Denial and isolation
Reach out to those around you
A part of grieving is realising that you don’t have to cope on your own.
Reaching out to those around you, including friends and family can help you through this trying time.
However, if you don’t want to reach out to those around you, grief counselling may help you process your feelings.