Dealing with the loss of a loved one is never going to be easy, but your Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ will be there for you every step of the way. When you approach your grief, there are going to be good days and bad days. When you hit a milestone day, like a birthday, a holiday, an anniversary, or another day of significance, it’s going to likely be a harder day than the average. Here are a few tips to help you get thru those days.
Do Something To Acknowledge Your Loss
While you might feel like trying to ignore the loss on the significant day would be easier, it can actually be harder on your grief in the long run. Instead, do something to commemorate your loved one and acknowledge your loss. On their birthday, perhaps get a cupcake, light a candle, sing, and look at pictures of past celebrations in their honor. On an anniversary, eat their favorite meal and remember the jokes they used to tell as you ate together. Whatever you feel fit, acknowledge the fact that your loved one is gone and that you have lost them, but try your best to remember the good times instead of dwelling on the sadness.
Be Around Others
There are times when you might feel like being alone and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, when you are hitting a milestone day and you know it’s going to be hard, it might be easier to be around other people, so you aren’t alone with your emotions. Contact someone you trust and who knows what you have been through—a close friend, a family member who knew your loved one, or someone else. Have them be around for the day to comfort you, have lunch with you, chat about memories, and just be there for you all around.
Plan A Memorial
You know you can’t ignore the day so why not do something special for your loved one on that day? Consider a memorial where your loved ones gather, go to dinner, and discuss a life well-lived and well missed. You can ask friends to meet you at their grave to say a few words or even have something larger. Whatever feels right to you can help you get through the day.
When you are approaching the milestone day that you have been dreading, you are certainly welcome to contact your Jewish funeral home in Edison, NJ for help. The professionals at Mount Sinai Memorial Chapels are here to help plan final services, but we are also here to help support you through your grief. Call us at (732) 390-9199 and we can offer ideas and options as well as grief resources. Mount Sinai serves families in Monroe, Edison, East Brunswick, and the surrounding areas. We’re located at 454 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 and you can get more information about us on our website at msmc.com.