Death is a taboo subject, even today in our modern lives we still find it hard to speak about something that we will all go through. Harmony Asian Funeral Directors is more than just your average funeral directors, we have worked closely with bereavement counsellors to unsure we can provide professional help and guidance to families going through difficult times, whether that is coping with a shock death or losing someone at a young age. In this section we try to answer some of your questions, alternatively we are always only one phone call away if you ever feel the need to speak to someone.
COPING WITH LOSING A LOVED ONE
Losing someone or something you love or care deeply about is very painful. You may experience all kinds of difficult emotions and it may feel like the pain and sadness you’re experiencing will never let up. These are normal reactions to a significant loss. But while there is no right or wrong way to grieve, there are healthy ways to cope with the pain that, in time, can renew you and permit you to move on.
Grieving is a personal and highly individual experience. How you grieve depends on many factors, including your personality and coping style, your life experience, your faith, and the nature of the loss. The grieving process takes time. Healing happens gradually; it can’t be forced or hurried, and there is no “normal” timetable for grieving. Some people start to feel better in weeks or months. For others, the grieving process is measured in years. Whatever your grief experience, it’s important to be patient with yourself and allow the process to naturally unfold.
In 1969, psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross introduced what became known as the “five stages of grief.” These stages of grief were based on her studies of the feelings of patients facing terminal illness, but many people have generalized them to other types of negative life changes and losses, such as the death of a loved one or a break-up.