When you are grieving the loss of a loved one after their cremation services in Bellevue, WA, keep in mind that your grief is going to be different than other people’s. Even if you have gone through the grieving process before, things might go at a different pace this time and that’s okay. There’s no way to predict how you are going to feel, but there are some things you might ask yourself as you move through the process after the services are behind you.
When Will I Feel Better?
This is probably the biggest question people ask themselves. They want to feel better, and they want to know when that will happen. It would be great if you could get out your calendar and mark a date so you could work toward that date and know that you will feel better when that date comes around. But that’s not how grief works. There’s no telling when you will start to feel better because grief uses a different path and a different timeline in each individual.
Will I Ever Get Over The Loss?
The answer to this is no. You aren’t really going to ‘get over’ the loss. You’re always going to miss that loved one because they are no longer with you. But with time, you will learn to live with the loss and you will figure out a new normal and a way to move on. That may feel like ‘getting over it,’ in a way, or just a way of figuring out life without that person.
How Can I Get Support?
There are lots of places to look for support. First, you might go to family members and friends and that’s always a good place to start. You might be able to find what you need there. You can talk to certain friends and lean on certain family members. If you want more, though, you can go to a counselor who can help you work through your grief. You might look into grief support groups, too, which can help you feel less alone. Funeral homes have access to grief resources if you want to look into those sorts of things.
What’s Wrong With My Compared To Others?
It’s not a good idea to look at other people in your family and compare your grief to theirs. You might have a sibling that seems to be doing find with the loss of your parent while you are suffering heavy grief. Your grief can’t be compared to anyone else because you aren’t them and you didn’t have the same relationship with the person that they did. You have to deal with your own grief and not compare it to anyone else.
When you walk through cremation services in Bellevue, WA for a special loved one, it’s natural to have questions for yourself after you have that part of the process behind you. The professionals at Columbia Funeral Home & Crematory are here to help with grief resources whenever you need them.