As any grief counselor or another individual who has worked through a traumatic experience in their past will tell you, it's extremely important to deal with the source of your grief so that you can move into the future with a clear mind and heart. While you'll never forget the person you've lost, it's vital to deal with the stages of grief as soon as possible instead of suppressing them so that you can return to a healthy life.
Even after you've gone through all the stages of grief and begun the process of moving into the next chapter of your life, a reminder of your loss can show up and derail your entire day. Since it's impossible to predict what may trigger a memory, it is important to understand how you can cope with these hard reminders before they come up:
There's No Specific Location
It may seem to make sense that there would be a specific place or set of places that trigger grief-laden memories, but the truth is that many reminders of loss can spring up even if you avoid visiting certain locations. Consider some of the following things that could trigger your grief--and in doing so, gain a wider understanding of when to expect a reminder:
Tips to Deal with Reminders of Grief
No matter how the reminder arrives, it's important to know how to deal with the unwanted surprise in a positive way. Consider a few of these tips to helping you along the way:
27 March 2015
A couple of weeks ago, one of my dear family friend’s suffered the loss of her husband. After a brief illness, he passed away at a local hospital. Immediately after his passing, she started planning the funeral arrangements. She didn’t want his funeral to be a sad occasion. Instead, she wanted the service to celebrate his amazing life. She worked tirelessly with the professional staff at a local funeral home in order to plan the order and type of service for the funeral. On this blog, you will discover tips for planning a funeral service that will celebrate the life of your deceased loved one.