Today I have a beautiful topic that I would like to speak about. So many people come to me, and they say, “You know, I just lost my mom, I just lost a family member, “and my family is having a tough time. “How can I help them go through their healing, “their grieving process?” Today I’m going to share a few tips with you to help bring your family together.
Ways To Cope As A Grieving Family Tip #1
Tip number one is know that everyone deals with grief and death differently. There is no right or wrong way to grieve. There are ups and downs, it can be full of confusion, and fear and there’s a lot of sadness. It’s a difficult time for everyone.
Ways To Cope As A Grieving Family Tip #2
Number two is open up and talk about it with each other. You know, don’t hide from it, it’s very apparent that you’re loved one has passed away, and everyone’s having a hard time.
Ways To Cope As A Grieving Family Tip #3
Number three is let each other and yourself be vulnerable. Vulnerability is beautiful, and it takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable. You have the permission to grieve. Don’t feel like you need to keep it all together and be strong for everyone else. This is just as hard as it is on you and the rest of your other family members.
Ways To Cope As A Grieving Family Tip #4
Also, if something comes up and you want to share with me, I invite you to share below in the comments. I always come back and look at all the comments, and I will respond to you. Just know that you’re not alone.
Ways To Cope As A Grieving Family Tip #5
Be there for each other and tell each other that, you know, you are here for each other. You could tell like your brother or your sister or your dad or your mom, say, you know, like, mom, dad, like, I am here for you, I want you to know that right now.
Ways To Cope As A Grieving Family Tip #6
Don’t judge anyone for the way that they’re grieving. Everybody deals with it differently. Again, like I just said at the beginning, don’t judge them. It might look like they’re not, you know, feeling emotion, or expressing themselves. But you never know what’s happening behind closed doors in their room or anywhere else.
Ways To Cope As A Grieving Family Tip #7
Take turns cooking, or better yet, cook together. You might want to plan like a family meal where you get together in the kitchen and you all kind of help out. I find that like the kitchen is like a beautiful place to be open and to be yourself and it’s really like the heart of the home.
Ways To Cope As A Grieving Family Tip #8
I encourage you all to, you know, go outside for a walk. Ask somebody to go with you, breathe in the fresh air. Think of the times that you were outside playing together. Or, you know, open up a discussion.
Ways To Cope As A Grieving Family Tip #9
Celebrate your loved one by honoring them on the holidays, on their, you know, the milestones of their death, then maybe their birthday or anniversary. Take time and like honor them on those days and do something special as a family together.
Ways To Cope As A Grieving Family Tip #10
Create a memorial for them. Maybe right after they pass away, I know that I almost on a daily evening basis, I would light a candle for my mom, and I would take some time to talk to her spirit. And, you know, put a picture beside that candle.
There are so many more ways that we can honor our loved ones and then also bring our families together during this time of grief and be aware that, you know, there are two ways this can go. I hope that this can bring your family together, it’s a beautiful time to create a love bond so deep. Enjoy the video now.
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