Often, grievers wonder how they should grieve. But the first thing a griever should know is that each experience is different – grief is very personal. While there’s no right or wrong way, there are things that can help you through the process. Here is a short list of things to know and consider doing when grieving the loss of a loved one:
Remember, grieving is like a roller coaster ride – you’ll experience ups and downs, highs and lows. Still you can expect grief to be rougher in the beginning, with deeper and longer lows. As time passes, your pain should become less intense and shorter. But remember, it takes times to work through the loss of a loved one, so be patient with yourself.
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one? Can you share some of your experiences in the comments section below?
This article is part of the eFuneral Resource Center and was written by Gail Walls, who currently serves as a funeral officiant and is finalizing her Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Chaplaincy focused on End of Life. She spent the last 25 years as a business and marketing executive. Thos
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