How to Get Through the First Couple of Weeks After the Loss of a Loved One

By: David Tindall
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The first couple of weeks after you have lost a loved one are difficult. That is saying it mildly. This is often when your emotions are all over the place, and you may feel lost. This is often the time that you feel at your worse. When the death first occurred, many friends and family members are around to help in any way that they can. However, now they are back to their normal life and you are alone trying to deal with everything. With this being said, how can you get through these first couple of weeks? Due to how many people we have dealt with at Tindall Funeral Home, we have a few tips.

  1. Forget getting back to normal for a bit. You are not going to go back to work, go back home and be normal. When a loved one dies there is often more work to do after the funeral than what people realize. Their things may have to be gone through and their financial matters may have to be dealt with.
     
  2. Learn patience. You need to realize that you may not be able to do everything in a few days. This may take a while. However, the more patience that you have, the better you are going to feel about the overall process. You must go at your own speed, and simply know that it will get done at some point.
     
  3. Know that there are going to be items that you have to let go. You cannot keep everything that the lost loved one had. However, know that it is okay to hang onto some things. You must learn how to be picky about what you keep.
     
  4. Learn to ask for help. If you are dealing with items in a home, be sure that you ask for help from other family members if you need to do this. There is no shame in asking for help.

The first couple of weeks after you lose someone is difficult. This is often the first time that you are fully understanding that this person is gone.

If you are looking for any assistance on receiving help, please contact us and we can suggest some grief material or support groups.

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