Grief Support

Getting Through the First Weeks after the Funeral

Forget “normal” for awhile
Work through the “messy” details with patience
Know what to hang on to, and what to let go of
Acknowledge the many levels of loss
Recognize and deal with feelings of guilt and betrayal
Know what you need from others
Rebuilding reflects the very best of what your loved one has given you

Dealing with all the “Stuff” after a loved one dies

Take your time
Get some help
Give yourself permission to let go of things
Use physical stuff to work through emotional stuff
Find the gifts in the stuff

Losing Someone Close

Accept your feelings
Let people know what you need
Treasure your relationships
Draw on faith for healing
Be patient with yourself
Let yourself heal in your own time and your own way

On the First Anniversary of Your Loss

Honor yourself
Honor your loved one
Honor your loved one’s story
Honor your memories
Honor your relationship with your loved one
Honor life itself-and the Giver of life
Honor this period as a rite of passage