How Do You Say Goodbye?

By: Myles O'Riordan
Monday, January 30, 2017

The initial feeling of shock and pain that you experience when you first learn of the passing of a loved one is part of the grieving process. As you go through this process you will start to feel a vast amount of emotions. You wont want to let go, but its part of the process. In this article we will take a look at some ways to make the process of saying goodbye a little more natural and easier.

 

Healing alongside family and friends

During this process it is incredibly important to push aside that feeling of loneliness and emptiness, you need to remember that you have a huge support system behind you. You friends and family are also experiencing a lost, so use them as support. When you attend a funeral service, there will be many people in that room that experiencing similar pains that you have, ask them how they were able to say goodbye.  If there is a visitation use this moment to take a private moment alone to say goodbye and tell them how much you will miss them. Once the visitation is over, re-join your family and allow them to help you through your grief. Do not deal with the loose of a loved one alone, it’s important to be surrounded by love. 

 

Sharing Stories and the Good Times 

Another way to say goodbye is by reminiscing of the positive memories that you have with your passed loved one.  It may seem hard to reflect on your memories that you had with them, but it is positive part of the grieving process to reflect. It will keep their memory alive and, cherish these memories with family and friends. You need to hold onto the positives, realising the negatives so that you can celebrate the life that they had.

 

Asking for Help 

Don’t allow yourself to feel deflated through the grieving process, there is no timeline on how short or long your journey will take. A way for you to say goodbye to your loved one is by allowing yourself to accept what has happened and learn to cope. At times you will feel alone and feel a huge amount of sadness, but remember that there are is a large support system behind you. Reach out to your family and friends when you don’t feel like you can cope any longer. 

 

Your family and friends understand to a certain degree the pain that you are experiencing; they are able to help you and provide you with proper coping methods. Maybe you need to take some time to write down how you are feeling, or write a goodbye letter to you passed loved one, but let your family in to help you though this hard time. If you need someone to go down to their memorial, ask for their help. You have a support system behind you that wants to help.

If you have any questions or would like to talk more about this topic, you can contact our professionals at, Wagg Funeral Home, here.

 

 

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the letters you see in the image.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Recommended Reading Selections For Funeral Services

There are a lot of choices to be made when deciding what reading selections to use during a funeral service. Many of us spend a lot of time trying to find the perfect things to say, but we’ve decid...

The Advantages of Working With a Family-Owned Funeral Home

Choosing the right funeral home for your needs can be a big decision. With so many choices out there we aim to keep you on the right track and let you in on why a family-owned funeral home will alw...

Coping With Grief When You Have A Chronic Illness

When diagnosed with a chronic illness, there are a lot of things you have to give up. In some cases, you may even feel like a different person, compounding this sense of grief and making it even mo...

Grief Support Resources

During a period of loss or mourning, coping can be difficult. The emotions that we experience can be incredibly overwhelming at times and we often don't know how to begin the healing process. This ...

Is Live-Streaming The Future Of Funeral Services

Livestreaming funeral services is a growing trend, with around one in five funeral homes offering it as a service. While many people in their 40s and above are still unsure about whether or not liv...

How Does Compounded Grief Affect Our Coping Abilities?

Over a lifetime, everyone must experience several different types of grief. With each event, if we did not properly move on from it continues to pile up, which is what we refer to as compounded gri...

How a Celebrant Helps a Family Heal

The loss of a loved one is an overwhelming and stressful time for a family. It is a time filled with sadness and grief, which can make it difficult to remember the good times that were shared with ...

The Importance of Honoring your Loved One’s Funeral Wishes

The passing of a loved one can be a difficult and overwhelming time for every party involved. However, when it comes to planning the funeral, sometimes our own expectations and the desires of the d...

Choosing the Perfect Songs for the Funeral Service

It’s important to remember that a funeral service is a celebration of life and a final moment to celebrate the deceased. When it comes to music selection at the service and memorial, it can sometim...

Trust the Feeling of Moving On, Even if your Heart Doesn’t Feel Ready

The passing of a loved one can be one of the most dificult events that we experience. The majority of the popoulation will experiences some sort of lose at one point or another. Everyone experience...