Dealing with the days after a loved one's death are emotionally challenging, and one of the biggest challenges will be getting through the funeral service. Even though this event helps you to honor your late loved one, it's also very emotional. Even though you're thinking about the person you've lost, you should also give some thought — and some care — to yourself. Overextending yourself can make you lose focus on your own emotions, which can make the process more challenging. [Read More]
Tactics For Approaching Someone Who Isn't Dressed Appropriately At A Funeral
Although the conventions for how you should dress at a funeral might not be as strict today as they once were, a funeral or visitation is still a place to dress in a respectful manner. This not only means that you should be cognizant of how you get dressed before you visit a funeral home, but that you should also ensure your family members are dressed in an appropriate manner. Although you don't have to feel as though you're the fashion police, you have a right to approach someone who is dressed inappropriately and say something. [Read More]
Choosing Cremation: Should You Host A Viewing For Your Loved One?
When your loved one chooses cremation, you may have to decide between holding a viewing and funeral or holding a memorial service. Both options are acceptable, and if your loved one didn't state a preference, you can choose the one that makes sense for your family. Here are a few things to consider as you plan your loved one's funeral. Timing Of Services Should you decide to hold an open casket viewing before cremation is performed, the timing is critical. [Read More]
Dealing With Grief After The Loss Of A Loved One: Three Options To Consider
Losing a loved one can be devastating, and you may feel like you can't see any way to get back to life as you once knew it. While your loss will never be something you can simply get over, there are ways to cope with your grief so you can once again live life in the way your loved one would have wanted. Here are a few options you may want to consider to help you handle the grieving process: [Read More]