How to Cope with the Painful Experience of Losing a Child

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The loss of a loved one comes as a shock and a deep sadness. Parents who have lost a child often feel lost, guilty, angry, and depressed. It is important to remember that you are not alone during this time. Many grief and counseling services are available to help you through this difficult experience to help you begin healing.

Grieve In Your Own Way

Each individual experiences grief differently. It is important to be kind to yourself and allow yourself to grieve in your own way, not in the way you believe others want you to grieve. While many parents cry at a child’s funeral, many others do not. Some parents leave their child’s bedroom untouched for some time, while others pack away their things for safekeeping. Do the things that feel right for you and take your time with your grief. Remember that men and women—and husbands and wives—grieve differently, and be patient and kind with your spouse as well.

Reach Out When It’s Right

Although you may feel that you need to grieve alone, this is not the case. Some private grieving is necessary, but it’s also important to reach out to others to talk about your experiences, your pain, and your emotions. You can speak with anyone about these feelings, whether they are a spouse, other family member, friend, chaplain, or counselor. Some parents find support groups are an important part of their healing process. If you reach out and find that a friend or family member’s advice is causing more grief or pain than positive healing, remember that it’s all right to seek help elsewhere for your needs.

Skylawn Memorial Park offers a peaceful, dignified place for you and your family to commemorate the life of a loved one. We offer funeral and burial services to help you memorialize a loved one in your own unique way. Please call us at (650) 349-4411 or click through our website to learn more about our multicultural memorial park in San Mateo.

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