Tips for Grieving as a Family

A traumatic event such as death or suicide can be unbearably difficult for families. Still, grieving together as a family can be very helpful when coping and regaining strength. For tips on grieving as a family, continue reading.

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Celebrate Your Loved One’s Birthday

Celebrating family traditions that remind you of your loved one is an important part of the grieving process. One great way to do this is to celebrate your love one’s birthday as a family. On the day, you could watch your loved one’s favorite movie as a family, cook your loved one’s favorite meal, or look through old photographs together.

Do Things Together as a Family

Spend time together as a family, doing all the things you enjoy doing the most. Take vacations, spend time outdoors, play board games, and entertain guests. This will strengthen family unity, which will help with the grieving process.

Carry Something that Reminds You of Your Loved One

It can help you and your family to know that your loved one will always be with you in some form. You may find it helpful to carry around a shell, stone, or piece of jewelry that reminds you of your loved one.

Help Others as a Family

Helping those who are less fortunate is one of the best ways to grieve. Volunteering as a family serves as a reminder that suffering and struggle are staples of the human condition, and that your family has the power to make a difference.

Create New Routines

Moving forward will require you to create a new normal. Plan new activities and routines that will give your family something to look forward to. Family change is a normal part of grieving, so do not be too concerned if you notice your family spending time with new people, or becoming interested in living in a new place.

Crime Scene Clean-Up understands that grieving is a long and difficult process for families. If you need professional death cleanup or victim assistance, call us anytime 24/7 at (630) 405-5698. To learn more about the trauma cleanup services we offer, visit us online.