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.

Leave a comment
Name*:
Email:
Comment*:
Please enter the numbers and letters you see in the image. Note that the case of the letters entered matters.

Comments

Please wait

Previous Posts

Organizations to Notify After A Loved One's Death

When a family member passes away, there can be a number of things that need to be done; in addition to grieving and dealing with your immense loss. One aspect of this is notifying certain organizat...

Preventative Care Tests for Ages 50+

Taking care of yourself, and your health is vital to living a longer, happier life. As you reach an advanced age, it is important to take a few extra steps to ensure that you are on top of potentia...

Seniors: Protecting Your Driving Privileges

    It is common for adults to ask their elderly parents to turn over the car keys. And while there are many reasons why this can be a good practice, this trend can be harmful to eld...

The Ritual Of Funerals

Every family, religion, and culture has its own rituals. Throughout history, humans of all walks of life have created and adapted rituals for all aspects of life. We celebrate birthdays, gather in ...

Traditional Chinese Funeral Customs

Chinese funeral rites are steeped in the deep traditions of filial piety that are a large part of the culture overall. The finer details of a funeral can change based on age, gender, marital status...

Why Making Memories With Your Children Is Important

Spending time with loved ones is important, but making memories that last is even better. By trying to focus on making positive memories with your loved ones, you can make a difference in your life...

Does Meditation Work?

Meditation is often praised as a method for finding balance and serenity. More and more people turn to meditation as a way to find peace in a hectic work-week. Some companies like Google and Apple...

Comfort Food for Grieving Families

When suffering from the loss of a loved one, having a hot, home-cooked meal is probably the last thing on the mind. Thankfully, it is a common practice for friends and family to bring trays of food...

Delivering a Eulogy

When a close family member or friend passes away, the responsibility may fall upon you to give a eulogy. While giving a eulogy is a great way to honor the memory of your loved one, it is no easy ta...

Decorating a Gravesite

When visiting a loved one’s gravesite, it is not uncommon for your family to decorate the plot. There are a number of different ways that you can add to the decor of your loved one’s plot, and pers...