Memorials and Processing Grief

By: Matthew Funeral Home
Monday, May 18, 2020

During times of isolation, the loss can feel even heavier than usual. New York City, along with the rest of the world, is going through an extremely difficult time. We feel isolated from our loved ones, while we struggle through this together. With so much loss surrounding these difficult times, it can be strange to find reprieve from the grief. When you lose a dear friend or family member, it is important to remember that grief is natural. While you may not be able to grieve with family in person, it is important to connect with others in other ways.

Memorials Help the Grieving

Grief after a loss can be when you need to be with friends and family the most. While that may not always be possible in these hard times, you should reach out to loved ones via phone or video chat if you need to talk. Loved ones gathering together to mourn loss is a key part of the grieving process. Connecting with others helps prepare you to deal with the loss. 

Sharing a Legacy Online

Memorials help us share our loved one’s legacy with those near to us. Consider holding a video chat with close family members, for your loved one’s eulogy. This can provide an opportunity for close family members to grieve together while staying socially distant. Connecting with your loved ones while grieving, even online, can help you process grief a bit more. Eulogies allow family members and dear friends to share memories and stories of the deceased.

Online Grief Resources

Grief can be especially difficult during social distancing and isolation. There are many online grief support groups, as well as counseling services available to you. If you feel that you need to reach out to others during this time, you may want to look at options online. There are a number of online services that can connect you with a grief counselor. 

The author of this post is not a professional therapist or counselor. For assistance in finding a grief counselor that is right for you, there are a number of resources out there. For our Grief Resource Center, written by Dr. Bill Webster, click here.  

For almost 50 years, Matthew Funeral Home has been serving the Staten Island community. We can help with almost every aspect of your loved one’s memorial service. Our family is here to serve yours, every step of the way.

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