When you lose an immediate family member, the loss can be devastating. In some cases, it can also destabilize your support system and upset your family’s structure. Those who lose a parent, grandparent, or child may go through significant trauma. Sometimes, even when a person’s death is imminent (illness or old age), dealing with the loss isn’t easy.
How To Create New traditions
At The Jerry Spears Company, we understand how devastating it can be to deal with the loss of someone dear to you. However, we also know that healing is crucial, and creating new family traditions after the loss can help you in this respect. Here are some things you can do:
Start a unique tradition; something that holds meaning for you. For instance, you can start some activity, which helps you strengthen your bonds with other family members that also shared a good relationship with the decedent.
Some people believe that the one way to deal with the loss is to sideline thoughts about the person’s death. While that might work for some, it doesn’t for everyone. You can also remember your loved one in a special way, by cooking foods they liked or doing the things they loved doing. The idea is to celebrate their lives and not just mourn their death.
When you are adding new traditions, it’s also about accepting your loss. But if you feel that the set traditions are harmful, you must consider changing them. Every person grieves differently and you must find a way that works for you.
Do something that would have been meaningful for your loved one and that will help keep their memory alive.If you want to know more about funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at The Jerry Spears Company. Our team will be happy to help.