When any family has a passing of a loved one to deal with, they can find that the period is stressful and draining. Not knowing what to do, and not knowing what to say, can be tiring, and it can be mentally and physically draining. How your family copes and manages the loss of a loved one may be challenging at times. However, when everyone is unified, you will find it much easier to handle the emotions you will all be feeling.
Embracing Conversation and Open Dialogue
There are lots of things that need saying when you lose a loved one. To cope with loss, everyone needs to embrace conversation, and be open to dialogue. If there is no openness, then you may find that emotions and feelings get bottled up. Those memories never get shared, and that other feelings end up suppressing what you want to say. When you embrace conversation and dialogue within your family, you can share concerns and thoughts, and you can begin to work through things together as a family unit.
Have Something Symbolic and Treasured
When dealing with grief and loss, you will find that there will be days when you want your loved one as close to you as possible. When you can have them closer to you, then you can feel reassured and comforted. Of course, you want to retain the symbolic and unique personality of the loved one that you have lost, and one way you can do this is to keep your loved one within your home. Having a handcrafted and unique urn from Commemorative Cremation Urns can give you the chance to talk to your loved one at any time. It can also give you the chance to deal with loss, and work through periods of grief you may feel.
Celebrating and Remembering the Good Times
When you are working through a period of loss and grief, you will find it hard to smile again. However, it is important to celebrate (and remember) the good times you shared with the ones you have lost. When you can do this, you can feel more at peace within yourself. Remembering the fonder memories and the good times will provide you with comfort. You must remember, by sharing stories with loved ones, or by spending time looking through photo albums and scrapbooks.
Creating a Piece of Jewelry
There may be something that you treasure from a loved one. It may be something unique, such as a broken piece of jewelry, or a piece of their handwriting. It could even be their favorite photo or their favorite flower. You can keep your loved one close by creating a keepsake piece of jewelry. When you and your family have something that you can look at, wear, hold, and cherish for many years to come, you will find coping with loss becomes easier over time. The jewelry doesn’t have to be big, but when you can look at it, you can reflect on the relationship and memories you hold, and share.