Debunking Common Myths about Grief

Because loss of a loved one is a universal experience that each and every person will have to go through in his or her lifetime, there are many cultural misconceptions and myths about the grieving process. While there are some common experiences that most grievers do undergo, grieving is a highly personal and individualized process.

Contrary to common belief, there is no linear progression from denial through acceptance that every single individual will pass through while grieving. Though grief can be unpleasant and difficult, it is also an important part of the healing process, so you do not need to “get over” your grief on any set timeline. The most important thing during the grieving process is to respect yourself and your feelings as well as those of your other loved ones who are also dealing with the loss.

Memorial Candles

One of the key components of the grieving process is the funeral service you plan in honor of your departed loved one. At Skylawn Memorial Park in San Mateo, we offer a variety of memorial options for persons of any faith tradition. To learn more, call us today at (650) 349-4411.

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