Most of us have experienced the loss of a loved one at some point, which means many of us have also felt that overwhelming feeling of loneliness that accompanies it. Some feel lost, and the process of searching begins. Not only have we lost someone we loved, but also you can feel that you have lost your sense of connection. In order to heal from the trauma or loss of a loved one and to reconnect with life, we can take a few steps. Keep reading below to find out what they are.
Reconnecting with life after death
Reaching out to others often helps others to heal. Support groups can be very valuable in the healing and grieving process. Helping someone who is grieving to reach out, share, and listen to a group can begin the process of, eventually, being able to reach out to others. You can also reach out to other loved ones, whether it be family members or close friends. It may not be easy at first, but over time it will get better.
Make a Plan
If you have cut out doing things that used to be an important part of your life, then it may be time to schedule them back in. Some of these activities may not feel the same, they may remind you of your loved one, and they may require effort. Once you get over these fears and anxieties, you may find the activity worthwhile again.
Normalize Your Grief
When you are grieving, it is a normal reaction to not want to feel because it can be difficult to tolerate these feelings. We are not normally taught how to grieve until we have lost someone. Trust your feelings in that time, they are telling you exactly where you need to be right now. The mood swings and intense emotions can make you feel as if you are “crazy”, but normalizing the grieving process and feelings can provide hope that healing will come.
While losing someone is never easy, life does go on for you afterward. Some days will be more difficult than others, but please believe it is worth it in the end.
If you or someone you know has experienced the loss of a loved one, please reach out to us and get information on our support groups.
Ascension Funeral Group serves the Mobile, Alabama area and Saraland, Alabama area with funeral and cremation services, grief support, pre-planning, and more. Visit us online at www.AscensionFuneralGroup.com. Call us anytime at (251) 634-8055 or connect with Ascension Funeral Home & Crematory and Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Facebook and Twitter!
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